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Toyota & Microsoft Team on Azure

Will develop diagnostic and GPS data for cars à la GM’s OnStar widgetry

Toyota is going to use Microsoft's Azure cloud to deliver price-conscious energy management services to its electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles next year. Microsoft and Toyota are supposed to stick $12 million in Toyota Media Services to develop diagnostic and GPS data for cars à la GM's OnStar widgetry, developing a whole global cloud platform for "telematics" by 2015. Toyota means to open the platform to other carmakers.

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