This post was written by our friend Pranish Kumar, Group Program Manager, Windows Embedded Automotive. See the original post here.
Hi – I’m Pranish Kumar and as Group Program Manager for the Windows Embedded Automotive team, I lead the group of developers and designers responsible for building, designing, and maintaining our automotive technology. We released this video series today to introduce some of the team working on the technology that will bring about our vision for the intelligent vehicle. I’m proud of this team. Whether at work or at home, this team is so passionate about cars and the opportunity to use technology to improve the car experience. They bring their work and play together, with many members spending their free time on things like re-building hot rods and participating in car clubs. I invite you to watch the videos to meet the team behind our product and learn about what makes us tick.
So why are we so committed to the mission of in-car technology? Our vision is that over time, technology is going to help the car to become more intelligent, delivering a more responsive, intuitive safer experience for drivers and passengers. How will this impact your driving experience?
And we are not just starting to think about this, our vision of the intelligent car is backed by 15 years of partnering with automakers and suppliers to deliver reliable, innovative automotive solutions.
Implementing software for automobiles is complex. There are tight production schedules that need to be met, deep integration that needs to be tested and validated so that the technology works well with all of the other vehicle systems, and hundreds of configurations across different vehicle models and features that need to be addressed. As you can see from the videos, we have a great team and deep experience that will enable Microsoft to partner with the automotive industry and turn our vision for the future into reality. So please, tell us what you think – besides a flying car, what would you like to see in the intelligent car of the future?