Microsoft and Apple In My Car

The BMW 5 Series comes equipped with the iDrive system. iDrive is a computer-based control environment for most of the car’s secondary systems such as climate control, entertainment and navigation functions.

The iDrive is powered by Microsoft Windows CE.

“When we heard about BMW’s telematics vision, we knew the exceptional quality in Microsoft technology would fit hand-in-hand,” said Bob McKenzie, general manager of Microsoft’s Automotive Business Unit. “The iDrive concept is a unique one, and we’re proud to power the graphical user interface in the Control Display.”

At least there is an iPod adapter coming out soon for the 5 Series. I can have both Microsoft and Apple rebooting my car at random intervals.


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