Wejo integrates with Microsoft mapping services to provide real-time transportation data – Geospatial World
Wejo, a global leader in connected vehicle data, announced an expanded collaboration with Microsoft whereby real-time mapping and traffic data from Wejo will be integrated with Microsoft mapping services to deliver accuracy, security and efficiency improved location services. The expansion of the strategic relationship follows the company’s previous announcement that Wejo will build its suite of data and intelligence solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
Quick and accurate accounting of new roads, routes, journey times, and travel disruption information is a difficult problem for mapping service providers. Wejo’s proprietary, high-quality data platform will enhance Microsoft Azure Maps and Bing Maps services with accurate real-time information in the US and Europe. This information includes live updates on specific street traffic, new roads and parking availability.
By using the more than 16 billion data points that Wejo collects in real time every day across a growing network of more than 11 million connected vehicles, Microsoft can enhance its mapping solutions to create a faster, smarter, and more driving experience. more economical. Additionally, Wejo’s proprietary datasets can help Microsoft perpetuate enhanced smart city applications into a consolidated map-based application that enables the visualization of critical relevant information for its mapping users.
“We are delighted that Wejo is enhancing Microsoft’s mapping platform in its ecosystem of services and solutions,” said Richard barlow, Founder and CEO of Wejo. “This extensive integration, combined with Microsoft’s previous investment in Wejo, further validates our vision to transform the way connected vehicle data is used and distributed. We look forward to continuing to work with Microsoft to deliver new solutions and opportunities for accelerated growth. “
“Azure and Bing Maps are the default location services in Microsoft’s ecosystem of services, platforms and applications, including Azure, Windows, Office, Bing and many more,” said Donna Liu, Corporate Vice President, Maps at Microsoft. “Our customers, partners and developers expect a world-class offer, with very precise and up-to-date information. We look forward to leveraging Wejo’s data to improve our maps.
Wejo also agreed to a business combination with Virtuoso Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: VOSO), through which it will become a public company later this year.
Since announcing its definitive merger agreement with Virtuoso, Wejo has established partnerships with leading companies in several industries that have invested in the company. In addition to Microsoft, Wejo has partnered with Palantir (NYSE: PLTR) to create an integrated data ecosystem for the automotive industry; Sompo Holdings (TYO: 8630) to bring the power of connected vehicle data to the APAC region; and General Motors (NYSE: GM). In addition, Wejo also maintains commercial relationships with 17 automotive suppliers.