Toyota, Microsoft Partner to Develop Car Tech That Drivers Want

Toyota has created a new data analytics company in partnership with Microsoft with one aim: bring new Internet-connected services into the car without overwhelming the driver with technology. The new entity, named Toyota Connect, will use Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure to crunch data and help develop new products for drivers, businesses with car fleets, and even dealers. These new services produce a steering wheel that monitors a driver’s heartbeat and a seat that becomes a scale, vehicle-to-vehicle technology enabling cars to communicate with each other to observe hazards ahead, or a virtual assistant that uses predictive analytics to determine not only where the driver is headed, but the best route to avoid traffic or favorite food suggestions along the route, according to Toyota and Microsoft. Additional new products could…


Link to Full Article: Toyota, Microsoft Partner to Develop Car Tech That Drivers Want