Tata Motors, Microsoft ink collaboration for connected cars

Tata Motors has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft India to leverage the Microsoft’s cloud-based connected vehicle technology, which uses advanced machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things to enhance the driving experience.
The first vehicle from Tata Motors showcasing the same technology will be unveiled on 7th March 2017 at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, said the two companies in a joint press statement.
Advanced navigation, predictive maintenance, telematics and remote monitoring features, will be used in the new technology, said Tata Motors in a joint statement.
“This is a collaboration that we have specifically on bringing connected car technologies relevant to TAMO (the company’s new sub brand) and Tata Motors,” said Anant Maheshwari, President of Microsoft India.
Last year, Microsoft had announced a similar partnership with Nissan and Renault, while taking a step forward in the auto makers’ efforts to building driverless cars by 2020. However, Maheshwari said that the technology would be customised according to the market for Tata Motors.
“It’s very different driving in India than other markets,” he added.
Vehicle owners can route assist recommendations, receive proactive point-of-interest and shopping with the new technology, enabling them to achieve more on the go. They would be getting pre-emptive service alerts-based on the vehicle health data while enabling them to avoid costly down time en-route on the planned road trips.

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