Toyota Motor Corporation has announced it is expanding its global collaboration with Amazon Web Services Inc (AWS), an Amazon.com company, to accelerate the development of cloud-connected services under the its Mobility Services Platform (MSPF).
Toyota describes MSPF as an ecosystem established to help its engineers develop, deploy and manage the next generation of data-driven mobility services for driver and passenger safety, security, comfort and convenience in Toyota’s cloud-connected vehicles.
Toyota first signed a deal with AWS in 2017 to analyse data collected from connected cars and apply it to vehicle design, development and maintenance, and other services such as ride-sharing.
Toyota said the new agreement allows its MSPF to leverage the reliability and scalability of AWS’s global infrastructure, as well as the development expertise from AWS Professional Services, to meet the challenge of processing and analyzing data from operations within Toyota’s worldwide fleet of connected vehicles.
The MSPF and its application programming interfaces (API) will enable Toyota to collect data from connected vehicles and apply it towards vehicle design and development, new contextual services such as car share, rideshare, full-service lease and new corporate and consumer services such as proactive vehicle maintenance notifications and driving behavior-based insurance.
In a statement, Toyota said the agreement with AWS extends to its entire enterprise and will help build the foundation for streamlined and secure data sharing throughout the company and accelerate its move toward CASE (Connected, Autonomous/Automated, Shared and Electric) mobility technologies.
Shigeki Tomoyama, Chief Information & Security Officer and Chief Production Officer at Toyota Motor Corporation, said: “connectivity drives all of the processes of development, production, sales and service in the automotive business. Expanding our agreement with AWS to strengthen our vehicle data platform will be a major advantage for CASE activities within Toyota”.
AWS’ chief executive officer Andy Jassy said: “Toyota is leveraging the unmatched breadth and depth of AWS services to transform how it develops and manages new mobility services across its entire ecosystem of connected vehicles around the world. By running on AWS, with its high performance, functionality and security, Toyota is able to innovate quickly across its enterprise and continue to lead the automotive industry in delivering the quality of experiences that customers expect”.