Hyundai and Kia Cars Will Get Microsoft Software

Today Microsoft and the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group announced an agreement to put Microsoft’s
Automotive Platform into their cars. This is the technology behind the Ford Sync.

Ford Sync allows users to integrate their cell phones and mp3 players into their cars by controlling many aspects of them through voice commands. It’s a fully automated system that requires minimal physical input to access and relay information for safe driving.

The system in the Hyundai and Kia cars will be similar to the Sync and will be placed in models starting in 2010. These 2010 models may also come with a “low-cost” type of navigation system. Instead of using LCD screens, navigation may be done with indicator lights in the dashboard that signal the driver to make different driving maneuvers.

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