Tata Motors, Microsoft India signed strategic agreement to leverage IoT & AI

While Tata Motors is India’s market leader in the automobile industry, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software products.

Feb 18, 2017 08:01 IST
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Tata Motors and Microsoft India on 16 February 2017 announced the signing of a strategic agreement to redefine connected and personalized driving experiences for Indian customers.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD of Tata Motors and Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.

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Features of the Agreement

• Under the agreement, Tata Motors will leverage Microsoft’s connected vehicle technologies by converging artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT).

• The agreement will enable the Tata Motors to traverse the digital and physical worlds and create a highly personalized, smart and safer driving experience across the digital life of a vehicle owner.

• The first vehicle showcasing these state-of-the art technologies will be unveiled at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show on 7 March 2017.

How the partnership will benefit vehicle owners in India?

• The partnership between the Tata Motors and Microsoft India will benefit vehicle owners in the following ways.

• Based on their profile and location data, vehicle owners can receive proactive point-of-interest, shopping and route assist recommendations.

• Pre-emptive service alerts based on vehicle health data will enable owners to avoid costly downtime en-route on planned road trips.

• Using industry-leading firmware over the air (FOTA) and software over the air (SOTA) technologies, key vehicle settings can be updated remotely over the cloud.

About Tata Motors

• Tata Motors Limited is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs 2,75,561 crore in 2015-16.

• Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia.

• With over 9 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles.

About Microsoft

• Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

• Microsoft started its operations in India in 1990.

• Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 7,000 employees. They are engaged in sales and marketing, research and development and customer services.

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