Microsoft and Faurecia have announced a partnership to create disruptive, connected and personalised services inside the ‘Cockpit of the Future’.

The two say that by combining expertise in edge-computing, artificial intelligence, cloud-based services, cockpit systems integration and consumer insights, Faurecia targets to collaborate with Microsoft to develop digital services based on Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform to ‘reinvent the on-board experience for all occupants’.

Faurecia has also chosen Microsoft Cloud Azure as its preferred cloud platform.

Patrick Koller, Chief Executive Officer of Faurecia says: “Consumers today expect digital continuity between home, office and car. The collaboration with Microsoft will enable us to offer disruptive experiences so that vehicle occupants can use their time for different activities such as immersive gaming or working. This is another key step in building our differentiating ecosystem to accelerate innovation.”

During the next CES to be held in Las Vegas from January 7 to 10, 2020, both companies will showcase the first milestones of this technology collaboration.

Many automotive companies are looking to collaborate with IT firms outside of the traditional automotive eco-system and value chain as the industry tilts towards the growth opportunities presented by ‘Mobility as a Service’ (Maas) inside increasingly automated vehicles.