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Microsoft wants to fight Apple with its 'Windows in the Car' concept

It looks like Microsoft wants to bring Windows in the Car into the mix, would compete against Apple's CarPlay.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Tue, Apr 8 2014 5:42 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Microsoft is really on a path to change, with the latest rumor that it is working on its own in-car entertainment system, something called Windows in the Car. It all starts with a connectivity standard dubbed Mirrorlink.

Nokia's Symbian-powered handsets and Sony's Xperia Z line of devices use the technology, but some of the big car companies like Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen are working on using the tech, as well as aftermarket stereo providers like Alpine and Pioneer. The companies want to use Mirrorlink, are are working on baking it into their respective devices.

When it comes to the interface of the current prototype from Microsoft, it looks like a cut down version of Windows 8, even accompanied by its own app marketplace. Touch capabilities are of course a big part of Windows in the Car, where users can swipe between tiles to control things such as the radio, maps and much more.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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