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Microsoft Joins the Car OS Wars

During the early week of this month at the Build conference, Microsoft unveiled its own car operating system concept. The car OS being developed by the multinational corporation founded by Bill Gates aims to compete with Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Projected Mode project. On its preview, the audiences can’t help but compare it against Apple’s CarPlay because Microsoft’s car OS had striking similarities with it. Like its rival’s product, the car OS of Microsoft enables placing calls, sending messages, listening to music and viewing the vehicle’s diagnostics. Steve Teixeira of Microsoft’s development division noted though that safety is the primary concern of their OS. For instance, when the car is mobile,… Continue Reading »


Software Wars Have Reached Cars

The connectivity of vehicles with mobile devices and the Internet are crucial to their survival in the market. This statement came from Daimler boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche during his interview with Reuters after Mercedes revealed that Apple’s new iOS for car system called the “CarPlay” will be integrated with its upcoming vehicles. Daimler also confirmed that they will be offering compatibility to devices running the Android platform-based on the source. This is definitely an indication that the speculations about its Projected Mode project with Google are real. Going back to the report, Dr.Zetsche set as an example the iPod to illustrate his point. He explained that the device was not… Continue Reading »


Daimler accidentally leaks Google Projected Mode

When Internet companies’ upcoming products get leaked, it’s usually through tech blogs, insiders, or marketing ploys intended to drum up interest. This time, though, a job advertisement from a partner is the culprit, as Daimler, the parent company of German automaker Mercedes-Benz, unwittingly leaked Google’s “Projected Mode” via a job posting on its web site, which to our knowledge has since been amended. There really isn’t much that can be learned about this new Google software or technology, especially coming from a vague passage within a job ad. Still, it’s probably going to have to do with telematics. The timing is quite interesting, as Apple is set to unveil its… Continue Reading »


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