Microsoft tests new connected car concept that uses Mirrorlink

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is planning a new version of its Windows operating system for the connected car market, though it does not yet have a product that is ready to ship in vehicles. Steve Teixeira, director of program management for the Internet of Things at Microsoft, revealed the concept to The Verge at last week's Build developer conference in San Francisco. The concept, which is being tested in real vehicles, uses the connectivity standard Mirrorlink and allows Windows devices to project their content to the screen. According to The Verge, the concept extends the functionality of a Windows Phone directly into a built-in car display, and developers will be able to create apps that are designed for the car. The Microsoft concept is competing against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) CarPlay, which is available in cars now, and the Google-led (NASDAQ:GOOG) Open Automotive Alliance, which aims to bring Google's Android platform further into cars. Article

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