Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota Motor expanded its global collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to fast-track the development of Cloud-connected services.

Under the partnership, the Japanese automobile company will be integrating AWS’s services to enhance its Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform (MSPF).

MSPF is an ecosystem to help Toyota engineers develop and deploy data-driven mobility services to ensure driver and passenger safety, security and convenience through company’s Cloud-connected vehicles.

Toyota added that the MSPF and its application programming interfaces (API) will allow the company to collect data from connected vehicles and use it for vehicle design and development; it will also offer new services such as carshare, rideshare, full-service lease.

The platform will enable the company to provide corporate and consumer services such as proactive vehicle maintenance notifications and driving behaviour-based insurance.

Toyota Motor Corporation chief information and security officer and chief production officer Shigeki Tomoyama said: “Connectivity drives all of the processes of development, production, sales and service in the automotive business.

“Expanding our agreement with AWS to strengthen our vehicle data platform will be a major advantage for CASE activities within Toyota.”

Additionally, the partnership will allow the company to make use of AWS global infrastructure, as well as the development expertise of AWS Professional Services to analyse and process data of its worldwide fleet of connected vehicles.

AWS CEO Andy Jassy said: “Toyota is leveraging the unmatched breadth and depth of AWS services to transform how it develops and manages new mobility services across its entire ecosystem of connected vehicles around the world.

“By running on AWS, with its high performance, functionality, and security, Toyota is able to innovate quickly across its enterprise and continue to lead the automotive industry in delivering the quality of experiences that customers expect.”

In June, MIT and Toyota released an innovative dataset to accelerate autonomous driving research.