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Microsoft Renames its Telematics Software Platform

October 22, 2002

Microsoft has announced that it will change the name of its in-vehicle software platform to "Windows Automotive" from "Windows CE for Automotive." Microsoft says this name change will mark the introduction of the first Microsoft .NET-connected, voice-enabled software for building next-generation in-vehicle devices.Available to automakers, suppliers and developers in the first half of next year, Windows Automotive, built on the Windows CE operating system, is the first Microsoft telematics software platform designed exclusively for the automotive market to include the .NET Compact Framework. According to Microsoft, the platform will have native support for voice-enabled Bluetooth technology, a short-range wireless technology that enables devices to interconnect without cables or wires.
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