At CES 2017, Microsoft announced the Connected Vehicle Platform, a set of services built on the Microsoft Azure cloud and designed to empower auto manufacturers to create custom connected driving experiences.
This platform is not a car operating system but delivers the back-end which will allow automakers to address five core scenarios: Predictive maintenance, improved in-car productivity, advanced navigation, customer insight and help building autonomous driving capabilities. The Connected Vehicle Platform is also going to deliver some of Microsoft’s intelligent services into the car including Cortana, Dynamics, Office 365, Skype for Business and Power BI.
The Platform will be available as a public preview later this year. With BMW and Nissan, Microsoft has two partners who will integrate Cortana into their vehicles. More will follow within this year.
Microsoft has published a video that demonstrates the Platform. To learn more, check out this article here.