Microsoft extends automotive services -

Microsoft extends automotive services


LONDON — Microsoft Corp. is to expand its automotive offering beyond software to include services such as Microsoft Live Search for Devices which enables development of applications, including local search services, for in-vehicle infotainment.

Live Search for Devices will be available for use with Microsoft Auto and Windows Automotive platforms.

Microsoft has already involved in developing software that powers Ford SYNC in North America, Fiat Auto Group’s Blue&Me in Europe and South America, and navigations solutions developed by Japanese manufacturers.

Microsoft says it is increasing its investment in the Automotive Business Unit by more than 30 percent this fiscal year.

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