Microsoft in automotive infotainment from 'Ford Mustang GT to PACCAR semi-trailer truck'

What does a 16,000-pound semi-trailer truck have in common with a 315-horsepower Ford Mustang GT? Microsoft been working with Ford on developing in-vehicle technology since before Ford SYNC hit the roads back in fall 2007. “PACCAR – through its two truck divisions, Kenworth and Peterbilt – recently introduced a new system tailored specifically to commercial […]

What does a 16,000-pound semi-trailer truck have in common with a 315-horsepower Ford Mustang GT? Microsoft been working with Ford on developing in-vehicle technology since before Ford SYNC hit the roads back in fall 2007. “PACCAR – through its two truck divisions, Kenworth and Peterbilt – recently introduced a new system tailored specifically to commercial trucking industry. We co-developed this system with PACCAR using Windows Embedded Automotive software platform. It’s an exciting time for both of us, because Kenworth NavPlus and Peterbilt SmartNav systems mark first of their kind in the commercial-trucking industry. Silverlight also is used for the first time in transportation space and takes on role of helping PACCAR create a rich and engaging user experience on the full-color, high-resolution 7-inch touch screen. Kenworth NavPlus and Peterbilt SmartNav were shown last week at the trucking industry’s premier event, the Mid-America Trucking Show, and are expected to be available in trucks later this year,” revealed.

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