TomTom works with Microsoft to bring Generative AI into the vehicle

Location and navigation company TomTom has announced it’s working with Microsoft to “bring the benefits of generative artificial intelligence to the global automotive industry”. It says that by leveraging Microsoft’s advancements in AI, TomTom has developed a fully integrated, AI-powered conversational automotive assistant that enables more sophisticated voice interaction with infotainment, location search, and vehicle […]

Companies come together to compete with Apple and Google maps

A group of leading tech companies have come together to deliver an open map dataset aimed at providing app developers with free geographical data, and take on Google and Apple Maps. Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, and TomTom have jointly launched the Overture Maps Foundation, collaborating “to enable current and next-generation interoperable open map products, today announced […]

Microsoft joins Charter of Trust for greater cybersecurity collaboration

Microsoft has joined the Charter of Trust (CoT) cybersecurity initiative, with plans to contribute its cybersecurity expertise in developing and promoting awareness of robust security principles for a secure digital world. Siemens and eight partners from the industrial sector founded this initiative in 2018 to drive advances in cybersecurity across industries and at a global […]

Microsoft increases ITS commitment by joining ERTICO

Pan-European intelligent transport systems organisation ERTICO has announced that Microsoft has joined its Partnership, saying the technology corporation’s participation adds another important player in the connectivity sector. Microsoft says its mission is “to enable people and businesses worldwide to realise their full potential by creating technology that transforms the ways people work, play, communicate and […]

Microsoft shows driverless intent with Cruise investment

Microsoft has increased its stake in race to monetise autonomous car technology by investing an undisclosed amount in General Motors’ driverless division Cruise. The Telegraph reports that it’s joined a $2 billion (nearly £1.5 billion) funding round which has increased Cruise’s valuation to $30 billion (around £22 billion). The paper adds that the deal also […]

Bridgestone and Microsoft develop tyre monitoring solution

The world’s biggest tyre maker, Bridgestone is working with Microsoft to develop what they call a world-first monitoring system for detecting tyre damage issues in real-time. They say the issue is serious, with 30% of all car accidents caused by technical failure. They say that while pressure issues, wear and fatigue are covered by existing […]


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