Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi launches Alliance Intelligent Cloud on Microsoft Azure
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announced the production release of the Alliance Intelligent Cloud, a new platform that is designed to enable Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi to deliver connected services in its vehicles. The connected vehicle program will be deployed using cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), and IoT technologies provided by Microsoft Azure. The alliance says Azure provides it with a global data platform to securely capture, manage, and analyze vehicle data to deliver intelligent services based on the vast volume of data created by connected vehicles.
“Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is a longstanding partner and our first strategic partner for the Microsoft connected vehicle platform," said Jean-Phillipe Courtois, EVP and president, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations at Microsoft.
The first vehicles produced with Alliance Intelligent Cloud technology will be the all-new Renault Clio and selected Nissan Leaf models sold in Japan and Europe. These are also the first vehicles powered by the Microsoft connected vehicle platform available to consumers at scale.
Alliance Intelligent Cloud is designed to enable vehicle access to the internet to provide enhanced remote diagnostics, continuous software deployment, firmware updates, as well as access to infotainment services.
The Alliance Intelligent Cloud is designed to be a scalable platform that will consolidate multiple legacy connected vehicle solutions with current and future connected car features and business operations that will support mobility services. The data-driven platform is supposed to enable advanced AI and analytics scenarios and accelerate time to market for new innovations and business initiatives.
The Alliance Intelligent Cloud will connect to vehicles and share digital features and future innovations across multiple models and brands for consumers in different regions. Features consolidated onto the connected platform include remote services, proactive monitoring, connected navigation, connected assistance, over-the-air software updates, and other customer tailored services.
The Alliance Intelligent Cloud is reportedly capable of connecting alliance vehicles with future smart cities infrastructure as it develops and with potential future partners.