Bosch will work with Microsoft on a software program platform for automobiles, it stated on Thursday, because it strives to get a foot within the door to the fast-growing marketplace for electromobility and automatic driving applied sciences.
By utilizing cloud know-how, the software program platform will be sure that automobiles’ management items and computer systems can get software program all through their life time, the German auto provider stated.
The know-how is predicated on Microsoft Azure and contains software program modules from Bosch, it stated, including that they plan to use the software program platform in automobile prototypes by the top of 2021.
“We are thus creating the conditions for wireless updates to work just as smoothly and conveniently on vehicles as they do on smartphones,” stated Bosch Managing Director Markus Heyn.
The firms will even cooperate to adapt present software program instruments to let automakers and suppliers to simplify and speed up their very own software program updates.
Last week, German carmaker Volkswagen introduced the same cooperation with Microsoft to use its cloud computing companies to assist it streamline its software program improvement efforts for self-driving vehicles.
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