GM Soars on Partnership with Microsoft to Commercialize Self-Driving Vehicles


Microsoft will be GM’s preferred public cloud provider to accelerate its digitization initiatives. The tech giant and the automaker will also collaborate in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and storage. The companies will explore opportunities to streamline operations across digital supply chains, foster productivity, and bring new mobility services to customers faster.

GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said, “Microsoft is a great addition to the team as we drive toward a future world of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.”

Barra is very optimistic about Microsoft’s ability to help accelerate the commercialization of Cruise’s all-electric, self-driving vehicle.

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GM plans to launch 30 new electric vehicles globally by 2025. The automaker also plans to create new businesses and services to boost its growth.

On the other hand, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Advances in digital technology are redefining every aspect of our work and life, including how we move people and good. As Cruise and GM’s preferred cloud, we will apply the power of Azure to help them scale and make autonomous transportation mainstream.”