Volkswagen and Microsoft are working together to develop autonomous driving software

German carmaker Volkswagen and Microsoft have announced a partnership to develop autonomous and interconnected driving software.

“Through this partnership, Volkswagen is aiming for a ‘faster development of safe and comfortable automotive services,'” said Dirk Hilgenberg, head of Volkswagen Group’s new software company, as information alliances between manufacturers and groups multiply.

The Wolfsburg Group will rely on Microsoft services in cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

“This is the next milestone in our strategic partnership,” said Scott Guthrie, Microsoft.

The financial provisions or the duration of this new contract were not disclosed. Volkswagen and Microsoft have been working together since 2018 to create a Cloud platform for the exchange of data between interconnected vehicles.

The first tests of a fleet of connected vehicles are to take place in 2021 and their mass production is scheduled for 2022, according to the announcement.

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