Otonomo helps Microsoft map things out

Connected vehicle data streams will help to enhance traffic and accident alerts
Classification & Data Collection / February 2, 2023
By Adam Hill
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Otonomo: 'Meaningful and high-impact addition' (© Xin Hua | Dreamstime.com)

Microsoft Maps will use Otonomo Technologies' streaming connected vehicle data to enhance mapping services for users across Microsoft Azure, Windows, Microsoft 365 and Bing.

Information will include current traffic conditions, accident notification and route optimisation.

Microsoft says this will support its own-brand and third-party licenced mapping products and services, such as new road geometry or turn restrictions.

“Microsoft’s robust mapping services offer a wealth of detailed location and traffic data to its users across the company’s ecosystem of services, platforms and applications,” said Ben Volkow, CEO and co-founder at Otonomo.

“We’re pleased that Microsoft recognised the benefit of the breadth, depth and quality of the connected vehicle data that runs through Otonomo.” 

Otonomo's data "will provide a meaningful and high-impact addition to our current processing chains and data sets", said Russell Dicker, CVP Maps and Local at Microsoft. 

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