Windows arrives on… cars?!

You’ve seen Microsoft Windows on your computer and recently a new version on your phone. Now what would you say if we told you it will be in your car next?

Nissan’s Leaf takes Microsoft one step further by using “Windows Embedded Automotive 7” as part of a touchscreen information hub.
The system will support hands-free Bluetooth connectivity for phones, access to mapping, music, as well as voice command and climate monitoring.
Microsoft will also include Silverlight support, giving Nissan greater flexibility in making the computer interface fancier and more animated.
The Leaf represents a new line of modern cars for the Japanese giant because of the “zero emission” electric engine. It is expect to arrive sometime in Australia in 2012.