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A Cruise autonomous vehicle in Seattle. (Stephen Brashear Photo for Cruise)

微软正在与巡航and General Motors to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles by bringing its cloud computing technology to the equation. The tech giant joined a new $2 billion investment in Cruise, along with GM, Honda and others.

总部位于旧金山的克鲁斯公司(Cruise)的估值升至300亿美元,该公司计划利用微软的Azure来处理大规模运营自动驾驶汽车所需收集的大量数据。

“数字技术的进步正在重新定义夏娃ry aspect of our work and life, including how we move people and goods,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in anews releaseon Tuesday. “As Cruise and GM’s preferred cloud, we will apply the power of Azure to help them scale and make autonomous transportation mainstream.”

作为长期战略关系的一部分,通用汽车还将使用Azure作为其首选的公共云提供商,以加速其数字化举措,包括协作、存储、人工智能和机器学习能力。

克鲁斯首席执行官丹•安曼说:“我们的使命是为每个人带来更安全、更好、更实惠的交通工具,这不仅仅是一场科技竞赛,也是一场信任竞赛。”。“微软,作为值得信赖的技术民主化的金标准,将成为我们的力量倍增,因为我们的自动驾驶,全电动,共享车辆车队的商业化。”

无人驾驶的巡航车内部。(巡航照片)

巡航has been testing its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco,according to The Verge, which said the company doesn’t yet allow non-employees to ride in its vehicles. The company had planned to launch a self-driving commercial taxi service in 2019, butmissed that deadline.

微软以前合作过与中国科技巨头百度合作,为那些希望在中国境外使用其自动驾驶软件平台的公司提供云计算合作伙伴。去年,该公司详细说明了它正在采取的措施开发互联车辆平台以及与汽车和科技公司的合作关系。

克鲁斯的联合创始人兼首席技术官凯尔•沃格特(kylevogt)在推特上发表了一篇长达9条的文章,讲述了他的公司如何实现300亿美元的估狗万平台值和零客户。除此之外,他还在推特上表示,乘坐游轮车感觉就像“乘坐宇宙飞船”

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