Amazon to help Toyota build cloud-based data services
Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) cloud computing unit will help Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) build a platform to help manage and monetize data gathered from the automaker’s global vehicle fleet, the companies said on Monday.
Toyota said its Mobility Services Platform will enable it to process and analyze data that can be used to develop vehicle services from ride and car sharing to behavior-based insurance and maintenance notifications.
The deal is an expansion of Amazon Web Services’ existing collaboration with Toyota, and marks the e-commerce giant’s expanding foray into the transportation business.
In July, AWS announced it was expanding a partnership with Germany’s Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) to help develop the automaker’s cloud-based software and data portal into an industry-wide marketplace where business customers can buy and sell industrial applications.
In the automotive sector, AWS previously has partnered with automotive suppliers such as Aptiv, Panasonic Corp and Nvidia Corp, big transportation providers such as Uber and Avis, and self-driving heavy truck startups Embark and China’s TuSimple.
Top officials from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc will appear before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a hearing on foreign influence and election security, the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee announced on Tuesday.
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has recommended shareholders of Google-parent Alphabet Inc to vote "against" the company's proposed executive pay at its annual meet in June, according to a report seen by Reuters on Thursday.
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Huawei to receive planning permission to build 400-million-pound facility in UK: The Times
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is expected to receive planning permission this week to build a 400-million-pound ($494.24-million) research and development centre in Britain's Sawston village.