Fiat and Microsoft present Blue&Me
Windows Automotive and Fiat are poised to unveil a new in-car technology via USB called “Infotainment.” This Bluetooth based technology will interact with hand held devices like phones, PDAs, GPS systems and other communication devices. Connection is made from a hardwired USB port located in the glove box to the internal car system. Voice activated features, like reading SMS messages, playing MP3 files and more makes for a convenient hands-free driving environment. Currently, Microsoft Windows-powered technology is enabling the in-car computing scenarios in 60 pre-installed, dealer option, and aftermarket devices from 18 world-class automakers and suppliers.