• Sep 7th 2007 at 5:58PM
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Siemens and Microsoft have announced a joint partnership to develop the next generation of in-car entertainment and sat-nav products, which, much like the Ford/Microsoft Sync system, will allow users to connect everything from mobile phones to media players. Recognizing that standalone audio systems are quickly becoming a thing of the past, the new system seeks to integrate every facet of the "digital lifestyle" into one all-encompassing unit. The fruits of their labors should be in production by 2009, assuming all goes well over in Redmond.

[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req.]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      All you need is a 160GB Apple TV. It will auto sync when you pull in the driveway. Only $399 plus monitor(s).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Siemens is a very diverse company. I don't know that it would necessarily be VDO that would be partnered with Microsoft. Siemens has a partnership deal with Nokia on European cell phone service and technology.

      Incidentally Ford partners with Siemens UGS PLM Software on Ford's engineering and design software.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really liked reading this article. Microsoft always does business right and is evolving the economy out of this recession, in my hopes. http://theheadsetshop.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      i dont want a car that will crash itself.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Siemens has not been the best producer in the world of Mobile Industry and has not convinced many buyers to it i think Microsoft should have to think a little to have a partnership but i think Microsoft is wise enough so that it has made some plans for it hoping some tremendous achievement oof this partnership in the future..............
      • 6 Years Ago
      [...] i really like be a part of this blog because it contains a big amount of information related to cars [...]
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh, this should be good.

      Siemens, maker of the worst mobile phones ever, and Microsoft, who dared to bring you the "Blue screen of death".

      • 8 Years Ago
      Not to be out done by Apple, Microsoft leaps in the automotive arena.....Does your car randomly crash? I hope you can just disconnect the battery for a hard reboot rather then visiting the dealership weekly for restarts. Does it send the crash report back to Microsoft as well?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Driving is enough entertainment for this car and driving enthusiast.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Cue the "I don't want to have a Blue Screen Of Death while driving my car" comments. They're hilarious every time. No really. Hilarious.
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