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maryam@impact
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3/28/2017 | 1:47:37 PM
Re: Much more functional
It also can bring to mass market cars the technology only previously available to luxury cars or cars with hefty priced tech packages. For safety based tech features, this could make everyone safer.
kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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3/28/2017 | 9:41:52 AM
Re: Much more functional
And very interesting how the program with Microsoft and Toyota will conceivably ward off patent trolls. I can see some nice future profits coming to both companies through the collaboration bwtween Microsoft and the use of advanced tech in vehicles of one of the world's largest car makers with a reputation for reliability.
danielcawrey
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3/27/2017 | 2:56:50 PM
Re: Much more functional
Microsoft's been a player in car technology for years. I remember when they first started putting stuff in Ford vehicles. 

With the new direction and leadership the company has, I would expect this to be a big market for the company. 
maryam@impact
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3/24/2017 | 2:02:43 PM
Re: Much more functional
While I agree that new technology is helping cars, I still think they have not caught up with industry standards. My car audio is not anywhere as flexible as Alexa, Siri or Cortana. Microsoft' partnering with car manufacturers is an excellent option to keep technology in cars in sync with technology we are using on our other devices and make the learning curve much shorter. It enables car manufacturers to focus on the cars and the tech experts to concentrate on the technology.
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3/24/2017 | 11:06:27 AM
Re: Much more functional
@JohnMason: Yes, this does hold the promise of making cars safer and more efficient. What I thought was interesting from the view of Microsoft is using the patents to gain a foothold in the market. Microsoft seems to be getting much more creative when it comes to its IP and patent portfolio. 
JohnMason
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3/23/2017 | 9:34:35 PM
Much more functional
Cars are more functional now with improved sensors and internet connections. A car connected to a smartphone can warn that there is construction work ahead, and suggest an alternate route. Meanwhile, an on-board tire sensor can signal that one of the tires has low pressure, while the phone gives a running display of nearby service stations. The sensors and internet connections with their increased functionality make drivers much more empowered than before. The sooner this is all deployed, the better, in my opinion.


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