Renault-Nissan and Microsoft partner to deliver the future of co

With cars receiving more and more connected services these days, carmakers require a platform to keep up with the new features. Therefore, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced a multiyear partnership agreement with Microsoft to develop next-generation connected services.

Utilising the tech giant’s Azure cloud computing platform, the Alliance looks to improve customer experience with advanced navigation, predictive maintenance and vehicle centric services, remote monitoring of car features, external mobile experiences and over-the-air updates.

These new services will allow customers to personalise and transfer their settings from one car to another, stay in touch with their friends, monitor their car from a distance, and integrate the digital experiences present at work and life into the car.

“A car is becoming increasingly connected, intelligent and personal,” said Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan Alliance senior vice-president, connected vehicles and mobility services. “Partnering with Microsoft allows us to accelerate the development of the associated key technologies needed to enable scenarios our customers want and build all-new ones they haven’t even imagined. We aim to become the provider of connected mobility for everyone with one single global platform.”

The improved connectivity features developed through the partnership will also go hand-in-hand with the Alliance’s autonomous driving technology, where more than 10 self-driving vehicles are expected to be launched by 2020.