The first vehicle showcasing the technology will be unveiled at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show on March 7, 2017, the two companies announced in a joint press statement.
The technology will use advanced navigation, predictive maintenance, telematics and remote monitoring features, the joint statement said.
“This is a collaboration that we have specifically for bringing connected car technologies relevant to TAMO (the auto maker’s new sub brand) and Tata Motors,” Anant Maheshwari, president of Microsoft India, told ET.
Microsoft last year announced a similar partnership with Renault and Nissan, a step in the auto makers’ efforts to building driverless cars by 2020.
Maheshwari, however, said the technology for Tata Motors would be customised according to the market. “It’s very different driving in India than in other markets,” he said.
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