Microsoft is working Cortana with windshield projection into the connected car

Microsoft is already working on getting Windows into the car with a new UI that's familiar to those rocking Windows 10. The company demoed what progress has been made thus far back at Build 2014, but now we've learned that Microsoft plans to add Cortana into the mix for some speech recognition.

During Microsoft's TechDays event in Taiwan, chief operating officer at Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research spoke about a concept that integrates the personal assistant with the windshield, better aligning information for quick glance viewing, rather than having the driver turn their head to face the center column. It's also reported the company is working with Taiwanese firms to further develop connected vehicles.

It's still early days for consumers, but it will certainly be interesting to see how a standardized Windows platform would go up against Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Source: Taipei Times, via: The Verge

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