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    Video: This is what Microsoft's latest Windows In The Car looks like
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    Following Apple's unveiling of CarPlay at this year's Geneva Motor Show, Microsoft used its recent Build developer conference to reveal how it plans to allow the integration of its smartphones with automobiles. Instead of automakers using Microsoft programming to create their own infotainment ...

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    Report: Mulally confirms he's not leaving Ford for Microsoft
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    In recent months, rumors had been flying about Ford CEO Alan Mulally potentially leaving the company to take a position at Microsoft. Last we heard, Mulally was planning to stick around at Ford through at least 2014, and in an interview today, that bit was confirmed by the CEO himself. According ...

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    Official: First Forza 5 update adds drag racing, will make cars easier to buy
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    The reviews for Forza Motorsport 5 have been just as keen as the few grudges held against it, those gripes chiefly being the paucity of cars and tracks compared to FM4 and the difficulty of purchasing the elite cars. Developer Turn 10 has heard the lamentations, and after making quick, temporary ...

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    Report: Ford board pushing Mulally for decision amidst fears story is drowning out other news
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    Automakers and their executives rarely like to divulge information regarding future goings on, but the board of directors at Ford sound like they're getting a little antsy about chief executive officer Alan Mulally and his plans for 2014. According to Reuters, as news of Mulally's possible ...

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    Report: Mulally to stay at Ford through end of 2014 at least
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    Alan Mulally isn't going anywhere... at least not just yet. The CEO who helped turn around Ford Motor Company has been linked to the top job at tech behemoth Microsoft, leading to a flurry of rumors about potential successors. Those rumors, though, may have just been put to rest – at least ...

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    Followup: Ford's Mulally makes shortlist for Microsoft CEO
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    Ford CEO Alan Mulally has made the short list to take over tech giant Microsoft, lending further credence to rumors that the 68-year-old former Boeing exec would ditch Dearborn and move to Redmond. The report comes from Reuters, which claims that alongside Mulally, former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop ...

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    Video: Xbox One has some epic accessories in store for Forza 5
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    As driving real cars is losing steam with teenagers and young adults, playing with digital devices is gaining popularity. Instead of buying that aftermarket exhaust or an interior lighting package, you may head out and pick up the latest racing wheel to play your favorite racing game. In the case ...

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    Opinion: Why Ford's Alan Mulally would be right for Microsoft, or any company [UPDATE]
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    That Mulally was seriously being considered says a great deal about Microsoft and Mulally. It appears that the chatter about Ford CEO Alan Mulally possibly leaving early to take over as CEO of Microsoft is losing air pretty fast. What's pretty interesting is that it got any traction in the ...

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    Report: Ford's Mulally now said to be in lead for Microsoft CEO job
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    There have been rumors that Ford CEO Alan Mulally could assume the top job over at Microsoft, whose CEO, Steve Ballmer, will retire within the year. Mulally hasn't come out and said that he's considering moving to Microsoft after (or before) his contract with Ford through 2014 ends, but sources ...

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    Report: Ford board OK with Mulally stepping down earlier
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    Ford's board is open to CEO Alan Mulally stepping down before his planned departure in 2014, inside sources are telling Reuters. Ford's plan of succession, aside from who would be his actual successor, has been something approaching common knowledge – the 68-year-old former Boeing exec had ...

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    Official: Forza Motorsport 5 announced for new Xbox One
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    Microsoft has just unveiled the third generation of its Xbox gaming console, called Xbox One, and the first game demoed on stage was the fifth installment of the Forza Motorsport franchise. The teaser trailer for Forza Motorsport 5 shown during the keynote pitted the two supercars of McLaren ...

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    Report: Hand gesture controls coming to a car near you?
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    It looks as if the gesture-sensitive interface for the Cadillac Cue infotainment system is just the beginning of gesture integration in our vehicles. Wired reports that Microsoft is already investigating ways to incorporate technology lifted from its Xbox Kinect. Likewise, Harman has unveiled a ...

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    Video: Porsche Expansion Pack available today for Forza Motorsport 4
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    The day has finally arrived. Porsche cars have returned to the Forza Motorsport series on XBox 360 with the availability today of the Porsche Expansion Pack for Forza Motorsport 4. Pony up 1600 Microsoft Points ($19.99 in real world money) and you'll get 30 new cars, 20 new events, 10 new ...

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    Official: February ALMS Pack brings R18 and 787B to Forza 4 [w/video]
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    If you've been enjoying Forza 4 on your Xbox 360 but have been clamoring for some new cars to try out, you'll want to mark February 7 on your calendar. That's when Microsoft is releasing the new American Le Mans Series pack, complete with ten new cars in digital, downloadable format. The ...

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    Official: Ford says SYNC base is now 4M, will reach 13M by 2015
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    Ford SYNC is a success. The connectivity software has found its way into four million cars since its introduction in 2007. With European and Asian buyers getting SYNC for the first time this year, and North American offerings like the Fusion and Flex getting it as standard equipment, Ford expects ...

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    Video: Forza 4 brings Kinect functionality to the racing sim
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    Polyphony Digital took its sweet time bringing us GT5. It took five years for the game to arrive in stores and the homes of PS3 fans across the world. Turn 10 Studios clearly works a bit quicker, and the next chapter in the Forza series is on schedule for a late 2011 arrival. Forza 4 will no ...

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    Microsoft and Volkswagen team up for in-car file storage
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    The House that Gates Built has teamed up with the Volkswagen Group to develop the next generation of automotive information and entertainment delivery strategies. A firm called e.solutions supplies Volkswagen with its infotainment software. Microsoft has signed an agreement to license its Extended ...

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    New York 2011: Kia updates 2012 Soul with new engines, transmissions and style
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    Kia has introduced the updated 2012 Soul at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The quirky box has received a slew of styling updates both inside and out alongside a number of mechanical improvements designed to give the vehicle a little extra power and fuel efficiency, to boot. Up front, the Soul ...

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    Toyota and Microsoft hook up on next-gen telematics
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    Toyota has officially announced that it's teaming up with Microsoft. The two have formed a partnership with a goal of developing the next generation of telecommunication and information technology for automobiles. Telematics, as readers are no doubt aware, encompasses technology that ranges from ...

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    Ford takes SYNC to Europe, expands to 19 languages
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    Ford has announced it will debut its SYNC system in Europe in the 2012 Ford Focus, expanding its current language range from three to 19. The Microsoft-based system first launched in the States in 2007, and has met with enough success to pursue global marketing of the platform. Ford is working ...

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