Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed its first all-electric vehicle platform, I-PACE, in late 2016. To accelerate developing a cloud services platform, JLR announced to invest US$ 15 million in CloudCar, a next-generation vehicle platform developer.
Based in California, CloudCar is a developer of connected driver experiences. Its machine-learning capabilities ties to various sensors in the car, allowing car manufacturers to use capability of its cloud services platform – including improved voice-activated applications and personalization - while still maintaining their brand identity and retaining ownership of data.
"This represents an important step in developing connected car technology,” stated Hanno Kirner, Executive Director of Corporate Strategy for Jaguar Land Rover. “CloudCar has been working with premium manufacturers on some of the most exciting opportunities and challenges in the fields of machine learning and infotainment. This investment is integral to Jaguar Land Rover's vehicle technology program: but the program also presents an invaluable opportunity for other automotive manufacturers to get involved.”
CloudCar will launch their next-gen platform with JLR’s all-electric module, Jaguar I-PACE, and JLR will integrate the technology to offer driver-focused global cloud services and content. This cooperation will also help improve outcomes as well as reducing costs.
(Photo: Team member of CloudCar. Source: CloudCar's Twitter)