Microsoft has been in the news quite a lot these days. First it was Tata joining hands with Microsoft to build connected cars and now Toyota is licensing Microsoft patents for vehicle control and connectivity.
The patents cover a host of vehicle technologies ranging from voice recognition to driver gesture control. The agreement is not exclusive, Microsoft can reach similar deals with other automakers — but it's the first of its kind. The two companies already have a history of working together. Toyota and Microsoft have been collaborating for the past 10 months on a data project that uses Microsoft's cloud computing expertise.
Now Microsoft does not make cars but they are working closely with today’s car companies to help them meet customer demands. With this partnership Toyota aims to innovate faster and deliver new contextual and immersive experiences for the buyers.