Microsoft introduces IoT technology for electric vehicles

Oct 21, 2021, 7:33 PM UTC
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Microsoft introduces IoT technology for electric vehicles

At this week’s first 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan Exhibition, Microsoft introduced its latest cloud and IoT technology, which unlocks the promise of cloud computing for smart mobility. The announcement highlighted Microsoft’s collaboration with MIH Consortium, Foxconn’s open platform for electric vehicle (EV) software and hardware. The alliance, which leverages Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, provides safe cloud-native alternatives and speeds the automotive industry’s transformation while lowering carbon emissions.

MIH Marketplace’s V2G (vehicle to grid) in support of energy management, pipeline management, dataset management, and dashboard service with driver viewer are all supported by Microsoft’s cloud computing. With machine-learning modules, container registry, and DevOps, Azure IoT Central enables organizations to capture real-time images, increasing performance and enhancing development agility and efficiency.

“In the next generation of mobility, user-centricity is key,” said Jack Chang, CEO of MIH. “To enable developers to innovate and create great user experience and applications, we must work towards a software-defined vehicle’s future by realizing the open EV platform vision. The MIH partnership with Microsoft Azure is a great example of connecting and enabling players in the ecosystem to launch new applications and accelerate innovation.”

For electric vehicles, the automobile industry has switched from independent hardware manufacturing to software collaboration.

“As the global energy industry steps into a new era of digital transformation, Microsoft has partnered with Taiwan Power and Yes Energy Service to bring V2G on the MIH EV open platform, allowing electric vehicles to be part of ancillary services for grid stabilization, creating a new milestone for the smart mobility industry,” said Cathy Yeh from Microsoft. “Microsoft will continue to support MIH and its ecosystem development with cloud-based solutions to unlock new innovations for a booming EV industry.”

Because the smart mobility business is rapidly expanding, it is critical to manage, monitor, and optimize grid stability, energy supply, and charging sessions in order to maximize efficiency.

“The exponential growth of the electric vehicle industry presents both a challenge and an opportunity in Taiwan for power consumption and distribution,” said Chong-liang Chang, vice president of Taiwan Power (Taipower). “Taipower is thrilled to collaborate with MIH and Microsoft on innovative applications in V2G, allowing services for electric vehicles to be agile and user-centric. Leveraging Taipower’s energy trading platform, together we are working towards a vision for Taiwan’s carbon neutrality and industry electrification.”

The electric vehicle ecosystem relies heavily on cyber security. To protect the personal data of drivers and passengers, Microsoft Azure delivers multi-layered, built-in security controls and threat intelligence. During each of an electric vehicle’s development phases, Azure Active Directory is an identity service that manages and secures identities.

MIH is able to design algorithms and simulation-driven advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) using Azure’s high-performance computing (HPC), allowing for the ecosystem’s digital transformation, research and development, and collaboration across consortium members.

“Microsoft Azure empowers MIH to accelerate the development of the open EV platform,” said William Wei, chief technology officer of MIH. “Its flexibility and cloud services provide a stable development environment to enable a cloud-based automotive software ecosystem and global deployment of applications to software-defined vehicles (SDV) in the future.”

Microsoft and MIH share a commitment to sustainability. The collaboration enables the ecosystem to alter the transportation industry, making the world a safer and cleaner place for everyone.

“To achieve our goal of carbon negative by 2030, Microsoft continues to collaborate with ecosystem partners to fulfill our sustainability commitment,” said Sean Pien, enterprise commercial lead of Microsoft Taiwan. “Microsoft’s cloud for the EV industry will drive sustainability development for a greener future.”


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Microsoft introduces IoT technology for electric vehicles

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