Driving the Future

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PC Magazine today has an article about future computing devices in automobiles: Windows CE (now called Windows Automotive) lost out to QNX Neutrino, a real-time operating system from a company with two decades of experience in life-support systems and nuclear power plants--and few plans to run Audi's life in the future. With Microsoft, confided one Audi manager, "You were always thinking they had plans to control more than your dashboard." (Microsoft automotive business unit general manager Bob McKenzie says that Microsoft would like to partner with automakers on more extensive projects in the future.)