General Motors and subsidiary Cruise team up with Microsoft

Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts on 20 January 2021
General Motors and subsidiary Cruise team up with Microsoft
Cruise/Microsoft

General Motors (GM) and its self-driving vehicle subsidiary Cruise have partnered with Microsoft to use the Azure cloud to accelerate the delivery of autonomous transportation and self-driving vehicles. 

Microsoft says that the organisations will “bring together their software and hardware engineering excellence, cloud computing capabilities, manufacturing know-how and partner ecosystem to transform transportation to create a safer, cleaner and more accessible world for everyone”.

“Microsoft is a great addition to the team as we drive toward a future world of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion,” said Mary Barra, chairman and CEO at GM. “Microsoft will help us accelerate the commercialisation of Cruise’s all-electric, self-driving vehicles and help GM realise even more benefits from cloud computing as we launch 30 new electric vehicles globally by 2025 and create new businesses and services to drive growth.”

GM has also made Microsoft its preferred cloud provider to accelerate digitisation initiatives, collaboration and artificial intelligence capabilities. GM will “explore opportunities with Microsoft to streamline operations across digital supply chains, foster productivity and bring new mobility services to customers faster”, says Microsoft. 
 

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