Volvo and Microsoft to develop next-generation vehicle technologies in collaboration


Volvo Cars is to work with Microsoft to jointly develop next-generation automotive technologies. Areas of future collaboration between the two companies could include autonomous driving technologies and the utilization of data generated from connected cars to create new services.

Other areas of cooperation are expected to include how information gathered by cars and their drivers can be used to enhance the driving experience and the possibility of using predictive analytics to improve safety.

Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first fully untethered holographic computer, might also be used in future to redefine how customers first encounter and explore a car, as well as how cars might be bought and sold.

“We are extremely happy to innovate with Microsoft in the field of future mobility,” said Klas Bendrik, senior VP and chief information officer at Volvo Cars. “Today’s technology will allow us to achieve not only a more sustainable and crash-free future but also new benefits for our customers and society. Together with Microsoft we aim to pioneer in this field.”

November 26, 2015


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