TITLE

TBox: Microsoft's new plan to conquer auto industry

AUTHOR(S)
Kisiel, Ralph
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Automotive News Europe;4/4/2005, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents information on TBox, a telematics system developed by Microsoft that can be used by motorists in connecting electronic devices such as cellular telephones in automobiles. Other features of the device; Decision of Fiat Auto to include the device in its model lineup of Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia models; Possible inclusion of the system in Ford's Focus sedan.
ACCESSION #
16765412

 

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