Arrival, Microsoft partners for automotive open data platform
Electric vehicle manufacturer, Arrival has announced it has partnered with Microsoft for co-developing its digital fleet and vehicle capabilities for the automotive industry.
The cloud-based approach using Microsoft Azure will facilitate advanced telemetry, vehicle, and fleet data management across vehicle fleets.
An ever-increasing amount of data is produced and stored in the cloud by individual vehicles and fleets globally, but there is at present no standardized way of managing and utilizing that data flow.
The company plans to develop models with Microsoft that streamline data sharing within a mobility and freight ecosystem. These multi-tenant data ownership models will also increase the utility of shared data and serve as a foundation for multiple different stakeholders – including OEMs, suppliers, cities, and freight and logistics companies – to securely and responsibly analyze these bands of data and apply valuable insights to their business, Arrival said in an announcement.
"Arrival is bringing zero-emission mobility solutions to communities globally. Data management and analysis are crucial to bringing customized, affordable, and equitable solutions to the world. With the rapid advances in technology across all areas, we need a standardized way of collecting, integrating, and sharing that data so all can share in the full benefits of what connected vehicles can bring," said Avinash Rugoobur, President of Arrival.
"Working diligently with Microsoft to develop and then validate the huge advantages of having an open data platform for vehicles and fleets will be truly ground-breaking for companies and cities around the world," he added.
The resultant open data platform will use Azure and machine learning to obtain insights from the data and edge computing to minimize vehicle-to-cloud data flow. By implementing a unified, canonical data standard and transparent data sharing policy, the insights drawn will enable improved vehicle designs, advanced fleet logistics and help spur advancements in mobility ecosystems and business models.
"Microsoft has always been at the forefront of enabling customer and partner ecosystems to make effective use of their data. The automotive industry will benefit from better capabilities to standardize and share data, and we are pleased to collaborate with Arrival to accelerate the development of their open data platform for vehicles and fleets," said Sanjay Ravi, General Manager, Automotive, Mobility & Transportation Industry, Microsoft.