Toyota forms Toyota Connected, builds data science on Microsoft Azure

Toyota said it will launch a separate unit called Toyota Connected to focus on user experience, product development and data science via Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. The move comes as many automakers are forming units to focus on mobility services, technology applications, analytics and services. In March, Ford created Ford Smart Mobility with the aim of building out services to go along with its vehicles. According to Toyota, Toyota Connected will “support a broad range of consumer-, business- and government- facing initiatives.” Toyota Connected’s CEO will be Zack Hicks, who is Toyota Motor North America’s chief information officer. As for the analytics part of the equation, Toyota Connected will use Microsoft Azure as its data science platform and develop predictive and contextual services. Toyota said its goal will be to…


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