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Microsoft to build OS for cars

May 07, 2013

Susan Rambo-May 07, 2013

Lindsay Chappell of Automotive News reports: "Having reshaped a big piece of the world's economy around its Windows software, Microsoft Corp. now wants to do the same thing in the car business."

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Nicholas Maronese of Autos by Sympatico writes, in "Software giant Microsoft wants its Windows operating system embedded into the cars of the future in a way that unifies all of its features and technologies, and not just its infotainment system.

The Seattle-based company -- which has already built relationships with automakers Ford, Nissan, Kia and Fiat -- says use of an embedded platform could simplify car upgrades and improvements."

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