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Tackling the digital future of travel with Microsoft and WTTC 

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Welcoming travelers back while still absorbing the shockwaves of COVID-19 has spurred a digital evolution for the travel and tourism industry. A rapid move to the cloud offers new ways of reaching customers—and introduces new risks. Travel and tourism organizations hold sensitive customer information, in addition to proprietary business data. People are eager to once Read more

High-performance computing for accelerated vehicle innovation 

6 min read

High-performance computing (HPC) is a set of computing, networking, and storage resources integrated and orchestrated to optimize workloads or applications in cloud-enabled environments. HPC enables optimization and orchestration of on-demand central processing unit (CPU), graphics processing unit (GPU), and other computing resources needed to run intensive jobs or workloads. An organization has several options available Read more

Top opportunities for automotive and mobility in 2022 

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How the automotive, mobility, and transportation industry embraced transformation in 2021 to drive resiliency and innovation into 2022 and beyond. Now that we’ve ushered in 2022 and closed the chapter on 2021, I look back highly impressed with the resilience of the automotive, mobility, and transportation industries. Presented with unprecedented global challenges, the industry’s engine Read more

Pave the way for a sustainable future with data and smart mobility solutions 

5 min read

For businesses across the automotive, mobility, and transportation industry, sustainability is no longer a business priority—it is a responsibility. A World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) publication noted that while 75 percent of all global CO2 emissions are generated by cities, up to 40 percent of these emissions come from urban freight—a key target Read more

Microsoft brings leading automotive, mobility, and transportation solutions to CES 

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There is an abundance of transformation taking place across the automotive ecosystem. By 2030, fully 50 percent of the automotive industry’s projected $6.6 trillion in revenue will come from disruptive technology or business models1. Traditional industry players are being disrupted, fueling the shift to electric and digital. The industry shared goals of innovation are being Read more

Autonomous drivers—Start your engines! 

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At the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it’s certainly not unusual to see the sleek, aerodynamic shape of an Indy racecar exploring the limits of the track piloted by one of the world’s best and fastest drivers. But to see the same, without a driver? As an automotive enthusiast and racing fan myself, this one caught Read more

How data is transforming the automotive retail experience 

5 min read

Driving is data. By 2030, virtually all new cars will be connected devices, datacenters on wheels. For drivers, those lights and gauges on the dashboard, images on the screen, and cameras mean it’s safer and more efficient than ever to get around the block or across the country. Cars do just about everything these days Read more

Microsoft automotive momentum: looking forward, back, and beyond 

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As I reflect on our customers’ and partners’ achievements in such trying times, their successes and innovations inspire me. Looking ahead, I’m both optimistic and excited as the industry continues its forward momentum. I’d like to highlight a few recent examples of our collaboration with leaders in the industry. In January, General Motors and Cruise Read more

Resilient operations fuels the future of mobility 

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Through its four-decade partnership with leaders in the automotive industry, there’s one core learning that Microsoft continues to see: with challenge comes increased opportunity for innovation. For vehicle makers, this has meant turning the business model upside down, redefining an industry, and working at a blistering pace transforming from traditional manufacturers to mobility service providers. Read more

Bringing agility and alignment into engineering 

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Think of an automotive manufacturer and you might picture huge factories, large production lines, robotic assembly, and innumerable mechanical parts. But it’s what lies underneath all these things that’s driving the future of automotive and mobility and the companies behind it: software. As the mobility industry and its customer needs evolve, automotive companies have been Read more

The inside track: the intersection of technology and mobility 

4 min read

Who doesn’t love the clean lines, the bold curves, the shiny finish of a new car? But just as exciting is what’s going on under the hood. The rise of EVs, cloud-connected technologies to help drivers avoid collisions, communications systems that become as integral to our lives as our phones—it’s all happening. Here. Now. Today. So are cloud-based simulations that Read more