Amazon to help Toyota build cloud-based data services

Platform News: Amazon building’s cloud computing device will help Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp construct a platform to help manage and monetise information accumulated from the automaker’s global vehicle fleet, the businesses have said.

Toyota said its Mobility Services Platform will enable it to process and analyse information which may be used to develop car providers from ride and car sharing to behaviour-based maintenance and insurance alarms.

The deal is an expansion of Amazon Web Services’ existing collaboration with Toyota, and marks the e-commerce giant’s expanding foray into the transport business.

In July, AWS announced it was expanding a partnership with Germany’s Volkswagen AG to help develop the automaker’s cloud-based software and information portal into an industry-wide market where business customers can purchase and sell industrial applications.

In the automotive industry, AWS formerly has partnered with automotive suppliers like Aptiv, Panasonic Corp and Nvidia Corp, large transportation providers like Uber and Avis, and self-driving heavy truck start-ups Embark and China’s TuSimple.

The team at Platform Executive hope you have enjoyed the ‘Amazon to help Toyota build cloud-based data services‘ article. Initial reporting via our content partners at Thomson Reuters. Reporting by Neha Malara in Bengaluru and Paul Lienert in Detroit. Editing by Vinay Dwivedi and Nick Zieminski.

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