Amazon launches new tool to help carmakers remotely diagnose their vehicles

AWS (Amazon Web Services) IoT enables FleetWise customers to collect, organize and move vehicle data over the cloud, which includes auto suppliers and transportation providers.

Amazon Web Services has launched a new cloud-based data service that will help automakers remotely diagnose problems in their vehicles and manage related data while improving safety, the company told Reuters. 

Called AWS IoT FleetWise, the latest tool in the company’s newly branded AWS for its automotive portfolio of products and services for the transportation industry, Amazon.com Inc. is being launched at the annual Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.

According to Mike Tzmaloukas, AWS General Manager for Automotive, FleetWise will enable customers, including auto suppliers and transportation providers, to collect, organize and move vehicle data to the cloud using a variety of data formats to simplify data analysis. 

“As vehicles become more intelligent and advanced, the enormous amount of data produced from vehicles equipped with cameras, lidar, and radar is increasing rapidly,” Tzamaloucas said in an interview. He said FleetWise was developed to allow customers to “easily access segmented data across different fleet models and vehicle types.” 

He said FleetWise was also designed to complement the data-driven services offered by automakers including General Motors’ OnStar and Ford Motor’s Ford Pro Intelligence.

According to Dean Phillips, the worldwide technology leader for the business unit, the new service joins a broad range of in-vehicle and cloud-to-vehicle offerings from AWS to automotive and 185 business partners.

In developing self-driving cars, he said, “We strive to make it easier and easier for our customers to find solutions to their problems, focusing more on the industry’s ever-increasing transition to software-defined vehicles and systems.” ” and “digital customer engagement”, which includes streaming services.

The AWS portfolio includes cloud-based computing, data storage, analytics, and application development.

While Amazon doesn’t break out the value of its automotive cloud services business, the company’s AWS unit continues to grow.

In 2020, AWS reported an operating profit of $13.5 billion (approximately Rs 1,01,065 crore) on sales of $45.4 billion (approximately Rs 3,39,880 crore), up 47 percent and 30 percent, respectively, over the previous year. During the first nine months of 2021, despite the ongoing pandemic and global supply-chain disruptions, AWS’s growth was even stronger: $13.2 billion in operating profit (approximately Rs 98,800 crore), $44.4 billion (about Rs 3,32,340 crore). Rupees). In sales at Rs., roughly matches its full-year results in 2020.

According to Synergy Research Group, more than 60 percent of the $45 billion (about Rs 3,36,805 crore) spent on enterprise cloud services in the third quarter went to the three big tech companies: Alphabet’s Google, 10 percent to Microsoft. with 20 percent, and AWS with 33%.

On Tuesday, AWS, one of the largest buyers of data center processors, also introduced new custom computing chips aimed at helping its customers reduce the cost of using chips from Intel and Nvidia.