The Cloud Automotive Industry – The Private Cloud Evolves

The Automotive Industry is big business and there are several advantages to the adoption of Cloud Services in the future. As automotive transportation evolves there is a growing need for new technological standards, services and practices.  Clean/Green Technology and Cloud Computing will go a hand and hand in this industry and continue to evolve over the coming years.

Automobiles will soon be connected to everything and anything in the cloud.

From GPS tracking and Mapping, Accident Detection, Voice Recognition, Personalized Music Stations, Video Services, Email and on and on…

Automotive navigation systems are rapidly transitioning from standalone devices to cloud-connected platforms. 20 percent of in-vehicle navigation systems sold in 2010 are expected to offer connectivity options via an embedded modem or tethered mobile device. This figure is likely to hit a whopping 90 percent in 2017, amounting to a total of 27 million units sold per year.  Read more

Companies Getting Involved.

Daimler AG

Daimler AG has announced that they are building a New Cloud-Based Collaboration Platform using Microsoft Technologies. Daimler is the thirteenth-largest car manufacturer and second-largest truck manufacturer in the world. Daimler AG is looking to reduce the ever-increasing complexity of PC workstations and build a communication and collaboration architecture that will meet the requirements of future working processes.

Toyota Australia

Cloud computing solutions are to be adopted by Toyota Australia in favor of its in-house enterprise IT infrastructure over the next 5 years. Michael Jenkins, manager of enterprise architecture and strategy at Toyota Australia, said that:

“Our strategy is to build a private cloud first, bring in a hybrid cloud model and then, over the next five years, push all our applications onto public cloud infrastructure,”

To Be Continued…

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