Microsoft on Wednesday launched “Azure Location Based Services” – a new public Cloud offering for enterprise customers that will provide location capabilities built and integrated into Microsoft’s Azure Cloud platform.

The new location capabilities will provide Cloud developers critical geographical data to power smart cities and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions across industries including manufacturing, automotive, logistics, urban planning and retail, among others.

“Microsoft is making efforts to solve mobility challenges and bring government bodies, private companies and automotive OEMs together, using Microsoft’s intelligent cloud platform,” Sam George, Director-Azure IoT, Microsoft, said in a statement.

Microsoft announced that “Azure Location Based Services” will be launched in 2018 and will be available globally in more than 30 languages.

The company will also enter in Cloud space with ICONIQ, a Chinese electric vehicle company.