World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Windows Embedded Automotive

Article Id: WHEBN0022718105
Reproduction Date:

Title: Windows Embedded Automotive  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Microsoft Windows, Windows CE, Windows HPC Server 2008, Windows Embedded Industry, Windows Essential Business Server 2008
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Windows Embedded Automotive

Windows Embedded Automotive
Developer Microsoft
OS family Windows Embedded
Source model Closed source
Initial release December 4, 1998
Latest release 7 / October 19, 2010
License Commercial software
Official website http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/auto.aspx

Windows Embedded Automotive (also previously known as Microsoft Auto, Windows CE for Automotive, Windows Automotive, and Windows Mobile for Automotive) is an embedded operating system based on Windows CE for use on computer systems in automobiles. The operating system is developed by Microsoft through the Microsoft Automotive Business Unit that formed in August 1995. The first automotive product built by Microsoft's Automotive Business Unit debuted on December 4, 1998 as the AutoPC, and also includes Ford Sync, Kia Uvo, and Blue&Me. Microsoft's Automotive Business Unit has built both the software platforms used for automotive devices as well as the devices themselves. The current focus is on the software platforms and includes two products, Microsoft Auto and Windows Automotive.

History

The Windows Embedded Automotive operating system was originally shipped with the AutoPC that was jointly-developed by Microsoft and Clarion. The system was released in December 1998, and referred to the operating system itself as "Auto PC".[1] Microsoft's Auto PC platform was based on Windows CE 2.0, and had been announced in January of that year.[2]

On October 16, 2000, Microsoft officially announced the next version of the platform.[3][4] This version of the operating system was renamed to "Windows CE for Automotive" and had new applications preinstalled like the Microsoft Mobile Explorer.[5]

On October 21, 2002, Microsoft announced that the platform would be renamed to "Windows Automotive".[6] The version added support for development using the .NET Compact Framework.

With the release of Ford Sync, Microsoft renamed the platform from "Windows Mobile for Automotive" to "Microsoft Auto".[7]

Microsoft again renamed the operating system as "Windows Embedded Automotive", and updated its version to 7 on October 19, 2010.[8] This is the latest in MS Auto category, and is based on the Windows CE platform.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Drivers Keep Hands on Wheel, Eyes on Road, as Auto PC Provides Easy Access to Information and Entertainment". Microsoft. 1998-12-04. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Microsoft Pioneers Interactive Speech Technology". Microsoft. 1998-01-08. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  3. ^ "New Microsoft Windows CE for Automotive - Reliable, Flexible and Connected". Microsoft. 2000-10-16. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  4. ^ Thurrott, Paul (2000-09-19). "Japanese carmakers sign on to Windows CE". Windows IT Pro. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Microsoft Windows CE for Automotive 3.5 Advances In-Car Computing" (Press release). Mircosoft. 5 December 2001. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Microsoft renames embedded automotive OS". Windows For Devices. 2002-10-21. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  7. ^ "Major automaker adopts Microsoft Auto". Windows For Devices. 2008-05-06. Archived from the original on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  8. ^ "Microsoft's new automotive OS hits the road". Windows For Devices. 2010-10-19. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  9. ^ "Processor Support". Windows Embedded Automotive for Developers. 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 

External links

  • Windows Embedded Automotive official website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.