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Microsoft, Fiat Team on Car Tech And Content

Well, telematics is becoming hot again…run for cover…

But seriously, Microsoft has tied up with Fiat to develop wireless apps and content technologies and specifications for the car.

The partnership seeks to develop telematics solutions that give drivers the ability to communicate with the outside world. One goal is to integrate mobile phones, PDAs and other mobile devices with Microsoft’s operating system into a single platform.

Seattle PI: The system will also come with a USB port in the dashboard that will let the driver plug in a flash-memory device containing song files and listen to the music through the car speakers.


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