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Microsoft shows off next-gen Windows for connected cars

Mark Hachman | April 8, 2014
Microsoft is moving Windows to the car, again.

If the car is parked, users could run virtually any app. But in drive mode, Microsoft plans to enable app developers to enforce safe driving behavior, he said.

Teixeira also showed off navigation, plus the ability to browse and call contacts. Messages could be read aloud. And media sources, in the demo, were tied to all of the media sources available to the car and phone, including FM radio and Xbox Radio, and MP3s stored on the phone. 

So far, it's an early prototype. But it gives a solid impression of what Microsoft's thinking: Windows belongs in far more than the PC.

 

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