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Microsoft unveils their own new Windows interface for cars, rivaling Apple's CarPlay

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Apr 2014 9:37 User comments (1)

Microsoft unveils their own new Windows interface for cars, rivaling Apple's CarPlay Microsoft has unveiled prototypes for an upcoming Windows interface built for cars that mirrors your Windows Phone and Metro-based devices.
Last month, Apple unveiled their CarPlay interface for autos, bringing the iOS experience you are used to on your mobile devices to your car. iPhone 5, 5C and 5S users can use CarPlay to control phone calls, use Maps, play their music, and have messages dictated to them.

Similarly, Microsoft's new system will use the connectivity standard known as Mirrorlink to sync your Windows devices to the in-car entertainment system. Volkswagen, Honda, Toyota, and Citroen have all confirmed they are working on new cars with Mirrorlink support, and car radio manufacturers Alpine and Pioneer are also on board.

As of writing, the prototypes are just barely usable, and Microsoft's demo at BUILD even crashed at one point when it was being unveiled. Developers will be open to build apps designed for the car, and the Windows Store marketplace will make its way over, as well. Just like Windows 8 and Windows Phone, you can swipe between different tiles and sections.

Original Video from BUILD Channel 9

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113.4.2014 10:32

Owner of a ford fusion with microsoft sync. I would tell everyone to stay far away from this. Far. Far. Away.

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