Microsoft has announced one the coolest projects I’ve ever seen come out of the software giant called Project Detroit. Microsoft teams up with custom car modders West Coast Customs on the design. The project is a concept car at intended to inspired developers to build apps and automotive technologies for the future. The project uses a 2012 Ford Mustang fitted with a sexy 1967 fastback body.
The car is packed full of technology including Ford Sync, Kinect, Xbox 360, Windows 8, control via Windows Phone, access to Windows Azure and more.
The car also has blue lights all over the place; it rather reminds me of TRON. Inside the car, it has a custom digital dash gauge cluster that allows the driver to see exactly what they want.
It also has Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect (built into one of the tail lights,) web connectivity, and many of the systems can be remote controlled using a Windows Phone smartphone with a custom app. The car also has digital cameras all around for people inside to see what’s going on around the vehicle when parked.
The rear window even can flip up and act as a projection screen for playing the car’s Xbox 360 or watching movies.
If you want to know more about this build, it will be featured on an episode of Inside West Coast Customs on March 25 at 6 PM Pacific Time.
- How the Mustang would look if Microsoft ran Detroit (news.cnet.com)