Look Out Alphabet Inc, Here Come Microsoft Corporation’s Driverless Cars

Microsoft and Volvo recently announced a partnership to develop driverless vehicles and modernize the car buying process. The companies haven’t revealed the exact details regarding their driverless cars yet, but Volvo has stated that it will start using Microsoft’s HoloLens in showrooms to project digital overlays over real vehicles. This partnership indicates that Microsoft is getting serious about connected and autonomous cars. Last April, it unveiled Windows in the Car, a dashboard mirroring concept similar toApple’s CarPlay and Alphabet’s Android Auto. It updated that concept with Cortana integration this September, but it still hasn’t evolved into a fully developed platform. Meanwhile, Microsoft lost ground in embedded vehicle operating systems to BlackBerry’s QNX.