Hyundai and Microsoft team up

Hyundai and Microsoft team up

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Hyundai and software giant Microsoft have just signed a deal on a new infotainment technology partnership. This is Microsoft’s second automotive partnership, having already equipped Ford with its technology.

The first new jointly produced system will provide voice-controlled connectivity between mobile devices for Hyundai and Kia vehicles beginning in 2010. Microsoft will also work with Korea’s Institute for IT Advancement to open an Automotive IT Innovation Centre in Seoul. The Korean auto giant will partner with Microsoft on auto telecommunication, telematics, navigation systems, and improving Human Machine Interface technology.

Infotainment technology like Ford’s SYNC and BMW’s in-car Internet systems are so hot right now. Microsoft appears to be capitalising on the new trend by netting Hyundai as a second automotive partner, while Hyundai gets the new interactive tech that customers are craving. If its cars are anything to go by, Hyundai’s version of the technology will probably cost less and do more.

Hyundai Microsoft fq

Hyundai and software giant Microsoft have just signed a deal on a new infotainment technology partnership. This is Microsoft’s second automotive partnership, having already equipped Ford with its technology.

The first new jointly produced system will provide voice-controlled connectivity between mobile devices for Hyundai and Kia vehicles beginning in 2010. Microsoft will also work with Korea’s Institute for IT Advancement to open an Automotive IT Innovation Centre in Seoul. The Korean auto giant will partner with Microsoft on auto telecommunication, telematics, navigation systems, and improving Human Machine Interface technology.

Infotainment technology like Ford’s SYNC and BMW’s in-car Internet systems are so hot right now. Microsoft appears to be capitalising on the new trend by netting Hyundai as a second automotive partner, while Hyundai gets the new interactive tech that customers are craving. If its cars are anything to go by, Hyundai’s version of the technology will probably cost less and do more.

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