Shortly after revealing a partnership with Baidu’s Apollo Project, Microsoft announced Tuesday further details of the tie-up. The US internet behemoth will provide cloud infrastructure services via Azure to Apollo’s partners outside of China.

As part of the partnership, Baidu and Microsoft plan to explore opportunities to deliver connected vehicle solutions and unique customer experiences that aim to digitally transform the autonomous driving industry, according to the statement.

As of July, Baidu has forged partnerships with approximately 50 companies composed of mapping company TomTom, IT firms like Microsoft, Nvidia, tier-one suppliers Bosch and Continental, auto manufacturers like Chery and BAIC Motor, and Uber competitor Grab.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.