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I just recently found that Microsoft came to play with their own Car Multimedia solution and found some interesting news about it.



Windows Automotive is an automotive-grade software platform that enables car makers to deliver cutting-edge in-vehicle solutions that will improve the lives of drivers and passengers. Over 25 preinstalled and aftermarket devices from 13 world-class automakers and suppliers including Acura, BMW, Citroën, Clarion Co. Ltd., DaimlerChrysler, Fiat, Subaru, Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, NexTech, Toyota, and Volvo are currently running on the Windows Automotive platform
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Another interesting article
 

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The BMW i-Drive is actually a Windows CE based system. Maybe that's the reason why it's so slow. BTW, our RNS-E is running a POSIX based OS.
 

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Are you talking about QNX Neutrino technology?

I belive thats what they call it. Audi choose it because communication protocols (MOST, IDB 1394, etc.). That's why it's "realtime"
 

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Yeah, the QNX.
 

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Given how many times all forms of Windows have "crashed" on all the PCs I've ever used, I don't want any Microsoft products anywhere near my car!
 

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I've clicked on the above links from my Windows 2k laptop, using microsoft internet explorer, and it tries to play the video with windows media player, and I get the following error message: "The server redirected the player to an invalid location." So, I'd feel better having microsoft as far away from my car as possible thanks!
 
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