Microsoft is getting into the aftermarket car business. No, not really but engineers from the Redmond-based software giant did recently team up with West Coast Customs to customize a 2012 Ford Mustang chassis complimented with a replica 1967 fastback body into what could be arguably called the coolest Microsoft “device” on the planet today.
According to Wired, the brains of the muscle car include some pretty interesting feats of technology integration:
“It starts with a Lumia 800 running Windows Phone 7 and Viper’s SmartStart app, which allows the user to locate, lock, unlock and start the car remotely. Once inside, a fully digital instrument cluster provides a choice of eight different “skins,” including replicas of the 1967 and 2012 Mustang’s IP, along with a Metro-style design. Above that is a heads-up display that provides everything from telemetry to navigation data, complete with Bing Maps integration, turn-by-turn directions and point-of-interest icons showing nearby restaurants, gas stations and shopping centers.”
Personally I think the blue aftermarket lights and a Garmin Nuvi would pretty much do it for me.
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