Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) is the core of Microsoft connected vehicle efforts. We like to say MCVP is “IoT for things that move.” These include automobiles but also trucks, trains, ships, and drones. You might not know that but Right now, hundreds of thousands of vehicles on the road are running with MCVP.
Connected vehicle solutions are not new. What Microsoft has done is taken the plumbing—the undifferentiated, heavy lifting that is common across many connected vehicle applications—and made it available as a platform.
OEMS can focus on creating the customer experience while MCVP provides connectivity, message delivery to the vehicle, and software updates. Unless OEMs tell their customers, they will not be aware Microsoft technology is underpinning certain aspects of their experience.
By 2030, all new vehicles will be connected and 25% of the $6.6T automotive industry revenue will be from disruptive business models like ridesharing, ride-hailing or mobility-as-a-service. MCVP provides a platform for companies to build unique applications to compete in these new markets.
What Azure IoT services power MCVP?
If you were to deploy MCVP into your Azure subscription, and you looked through the Azure portal, you would see several resource groups and you would also see 35-40 constituent services! MCVP is comprised of Azure services like IoT Hub, Event Grid, Service Fabric, and Key Vault.