Bosch, the world’s largest automotive supplier, and software giant Microsoft are working on a common software platform to better connect vehicles with cloud applications.
Both companies announced this on Thursday.
The first vehicle prototypes could already use the collaborative platform by the end of the year. The companies did not want to disclose the investments associated with the two-year partnership.
Bosch did indicate that the investments are divided equally.
Software plays an increasingly important role in cars, primarily because of future trends such as electromobility and self-driving vehicles.
The use of internet-based cloud applications requires enormous computing power and storage capacity.