Nokia Lumia 800 to control Microsoft's Concept Car

Nokia Lumia 800 to control Microsoft’s Concept Car

Microsoft has just recently unveiled a concept car called “Project Detroit” which can be controlled using a Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone.

Microsoft had this 2012 Ford Mustang with a 1967 body “pimped” Fast and Furious style with the help West Coast Customs, to “inspire developers to think about building apps and automotive technologies of the future.” This muscle car is equipped with almost everything that Microsoft currently has in its arsenal: Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Bing, Ford Sync and more.

The Nokia Lumia 800 comes into play by allowing it to remotely unlock and start Project Detroit with the Viper SmartStart app for Windows phone. It also allows you watch and listen to live video streams from the Kinects that are embedded in the car, rendering the rear-view mirror almost obsolete. A few swipes from the Lumia 800 and you can change the accent lighting and horn sound or send a projected message to the rear windshield “BATMAN CAN KISS MY ***!”


Project Detroit also has a Windows 8 – powered tablet embedded on the dash, allowing you to browse the internet or play Xbox games. So, getting stuck in traffic with this baby is no big deal.

I know this is still far from getting a real life GTA but it’s exciting to see Microsoft’s plans in using its technology for a whole new purpose other than showing how rich Bill Gates is.

Did I hear you say, “Shut Up And Take My Money!”?

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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12 Responses

  1. Jesus says:

    Technology. Samantalang noon makinilya lang wala pa sa probinsya. Hehehe!

  2. kik says:

    Mas bumilib ako dun sa sasakyan kesa sa MS concept tech. XD

  3. dj0502 says:

    I really think Windows 8 interface is much suited in a car’s dashboard than an iPad. Can’t wait until the windows 8 rollout.

  4. FFFUUUUUU says:

    “Shut Up And Take My Money!”

  5. icecycle says:

    Wonder what will happen if this car has experienced ‘blue screen of death’ while you’re driving. The driver must be annoyed.

    And that happens when you’re car gets pre-installed with a Windows OS.

  6. manila boy says:

    I have been using Windows 7 for more than 3 years and never have I experienced BSOD. That is a thing of the past. And only Apple fanboys use that term.

  7. epol says:

    this phone sucks.. the newest iphone 5 can control an airplane and even skylab.. hehehe hail to apple

  8. epol ka says:

    iPhone 5 can control an RC airplane, and not the real ones while lumia 800 can control real cars, not just RC ones..hahaha hail to microsoft !

  9. ungas kau lahat says:

    all of your phone sucks… the pinoy made myphone can control aliens outer space…wapak…!!!

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