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Volkswagen adopts Microsoft Azure to build 'automotive cloud' with IoT connectivity

October 02, 2018 / Clare Hopping

Volkswagen has enlisted the help of Microsoft to allow its customers to utilise digital services in its connected cars. The joint solution - called the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud - operates on Microsoft's Azure cloud, allowing customers to access key services and seamlessly switch between in-car and home services. The German car manufacturer enlisted the help of Microsoft's Azure platform to offer extra-value services, such as the ability to continue streaming music from their home when getting into their car, or accessing a conference call while on their way to work.“Simply building great cars will not be enough, and that’s why the Volkswagen Group — and especially its core brand of Volkswagen passenger cars — is investing heavily in electric and autonomous technology,” Heiko Huettel, head of connected car for the Volkswagen Group said.“But even more, Volkswagen is also speeding up the development of its ecosystem with its own software know...