CloudCar, $ 15 million to connect Jaguar Land Rover cars

by bold-lichterman

  • Jaguar Land Rover plans to adopt the CloudCar platform for its first fully electric car.
  • Last year, the British manufacturer launched the start-up studio InMotion to develop mobility applications and services.

The amount

The Californian start-up CloudCar, specializing in cloud services for the connected car, has completed a funding round of $ 15 million with the British manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover. As of June 2012, the company had raised $ 11.5 million.

The market

Founded in 2011 by Bruce Leak and Konstantin Othmer, CloudCar offers car manufacturers a platform to develop services related to driving and infotainment. For this, the start-up relies on machine learning technologies, such as natural language processing (NLP), which allows drivers to use applications and services by voice command while keeping their eyes on the road.

CloudCar is found on the market of the giant Microsoft, which unveiled at CES a new cloud platform for car manufacturers. This should allow them to use the cloud to design their own connected car services.

The objectives of the Start-up

This new investment is part of the technology program for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. Last year, the British manufacturer launched the start-up studio InMotion to develop mobility applications and services.

Jaguar Land Rover also plans to adopt the CloudCar platform for its first fully electric car, dubbed the Jaguar I-Pace.

Founders: Bruce Leak and Konstantin Othmer

Launch: 2011

The head office : Palo Alto

Activity: cloud service provider for the connected car

Funding: $ 15 million in January 2017

Read also: [CES 2017] Microsoft unveils its platform for the connected car