Smarter, more communicating cars

This year’s motor shows showcased the new connected vehicle technologies in the latest models. Now Microsoft is bringing the cloud to Toyota cars and Parrot is teaming up with Coyote. Access to Microsoft Cloud from Toyotas Microsoft and Toyota are currently working on a venture whereby, as early as 2010, hybrid and electric cars by the Japanese manufacturer will be equipped with technology providing navigation information via GPS and mechanical diagnostic services, accessible anywhere in the world. Based on the Windows Azure platform, these telematic services could be extended to other cars in 2015. Motorists’ route plans, diary, music,...

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