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Volkswagen expands cloud computing partnership with Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess address at a press conference in Berlin, Germany, 27 February 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen said on Wednesday it struck a deal with Microsoft to collaborate on cloud computing in China and the United States, as part of its commitment to offer connected vehicle services all over the world.

By allowing vehicles to tap Microsoft’s remote computer processors over the so-called cloud, Volkswagen offers its customers personalized on-board media stream, and suggestions for parking and charging.

Volkswagen the Automotive Cloud as the core of its vehicle and service data work for the new ID-electric cars that are due to hit showrooms in 2020, the carmaker said.

Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Mark Potter

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