BOSCH TEAMS UP WITH MICROSOFT

The pair will develop a software-defined vehicle platform for seamless integration between cars and cloud

Bosch has teamed up with Microsoft to simplify and accelerate the development and deployment of vehicle software throughout a car’s lifetime in accordance with automotive quality standards.
They intend to develop a software platform to seamlessly connect cars to the cloud which will be based on Microsoft Azure and incorporate software modules from Bosch; enabling software to be developed and downloaded to the control units and vehicle computers.
A further focus will be on the development of tools that increase efficiency in the software development process.
Bosch says this will drive innovation and reduce development costs for vehicle software within and across organisations while providing drivers quicker access to new functions and digital services.
The collaboration combines the wealth of software, electronics, and systems expertise of the leading automotive supplier with Microsoft’s know-how in software engineering and cloud computing.
Both companies intend to make the new software platform available for first vehicle prototypes by the end of 2021.
“Bosch already securely updates car software over the air today. With the comprehensive platform for software-defined cars, we want to further empower automakers to develop new functions and get them on the road faster,” Robert Bosch GmbH Member of the Board of Management, Dr Markus Heyn, said.
“Our collaboration with Bosch brings together the expertise of one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers with the power of the Microsoft cloud, AI and GitHub,” Microsoft Executive Vice President for Cloud + AI, Scott Guthrie, said.
“With software quickly becoming a key differentiator in the automotive industry, our ambition is to help businesses accelerate the delivery of unique mobility services.”

For more information, visit www.bosch.com.au