Elbow grease and experimentation: the essence of the connected car

Posted By Windows Embedded Team Last week on this blog, Pranish Kumar talked a little bit about Microsoft’s vision for the future of  the automotive industry and what needs to happen for the connected car to flourish. That vision is based in part on nearly two decades of elbow grease and experimentation, working with some…

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The connected car at a crossroads: why consolidation is critical for long-term success

Posted By Pranish KumarGroup Program Manager, Windows Embedded Automotive Since the mid 90’s, car makers and technology vendors have been searching for ways to help drivers become better connected and to enrich the in-car infotainment experience – a concept that’s epitomized by the connected car. Much of the technology to create connected cars is currently…

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Avis ‘Select and Go’: Empowering a mobile staff with agile technology solutions

Posted By Jeff WettlauferTechnical Program Manager Hello from //Build/! This week, the Windows Embedded team is in San Francisco with several thousand developers to talk about the Windows platform – this includes showcasing the opportunity to build rich, connected, immersive app experiences on industry-specific hardware using the latest Microsoft tools and technologies. We wanted to…

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A gearhead’s perspective on the car of the future

Posted By Windows Embedded Team Jay Loney, Principal Program Manager on Windows Embedded Automotive, had a great discussion with Geekwire’s Todd Bishop and John Cook. Jay covered the state of the art in automotive technology, the in-car app experiences (what he calls hot-rodding for geeks), and the future of the IP-connected car. It’s definitely worth…


Behind the scenes at the birth of Microsoft’s intelligent car program

Posted By Walter Sullivan Senior Project Manager, Windows Embedded Automotive Walter Sullivan, senior project manager for Windows Embedded Automotive Ten years ago, in April of 2003, a small team from Fiat and Microsoft got together in Redmond, in Microsoft’s Building 32, to talk about a potential collaboration. I was lucky enough to be in this…


Introducing the Windows Embedded Automotive Team!

Posted By Pranish KumarGroup Program Manager, Windows Embedded Automotive Today, Microsoft launched the “Designing the Future of the Intelligent Car” digital series to showcase the team we have working on Microsoft’s automotive solutions and our vision for the intelligent car of the future. To kick-off the series I’ve asked the leader of the Windows Embedded…


SYNC with MyFord Touch Update Available from a Browser Near You

Posted By Chris ElliotSenior Marketing Communications Manager Software updates are a common occurrence these days. Whether it’s your mobile phone, laptop or Xbox 360—we’ve become used to our technology updating without worry. These updates enhance our experience by improving quality or providing new features. Well, now you can add the car to the list of…

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Tis the season to be shopping…for a phone that works with your car!

Posted By Chris ElliottSenior Marketing Communications Manager Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you have some shopping to do. Some of you may be considering buying a new mobile phone as a gift for yourself or someone on your list.  There are so many cool new options out there to choose…

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Europe says “Ciao” to the new Ford Fiesta with SYNC

Posted By Chris ElliottSenior Marketing Communications Manager The year is 1976. ABBA, Queen and Rod Stewart rule the airwaves, while “Rocky”and “A Star is Born” dominate at the box office. It was in 1976 that Ford first launched the Ford Fiesta—a small but mighty hatchback which has gone on to become one of Ford’s global…

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SYNC Fans Help Us Celebrate 5 Years

Posted By Chris ElliottSenior Marketing Communications Manager This month, we marked the 5th anniversary of Ford SYNC and 5 million SYNC-equipped vehicles on the road. This is a major milestone for both companies and the technology, so needless to say, we’ve been celebrating a bit! The old saying goes, “it takes a village to raise…

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