Microsoft transforms 2012 Ford Mustang into a 1967-style car

Inspire its developers to think about building automotive technologies and apps for the future, Microsoft had a 2012 Mustang converted to a ‘67 bodywork. Dubbed “Project Detroit,” the innovative and quirky transformation officially unveiled earlier this week and was built by Corona, CA-based West Coast Customs in cooperation with Microsoft. The build will also be showcased on the modder’s TV show Inside West Coast Customs and will be aired as a part of the television series as well.

Microsoft and West Coast Customs building Ford Mustang
Microsoft and West Coast Customs building Ford Mustang

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Microsoft and West Coast Customs building Ford Mustang
Microsoft and West Coast Customs team up to build tech-filled Ford Mustang

The car showcases multiple scenarios with connected devices such as Ford Sync Bing, Windows Azure, Windows Phone, Windows operating system, Xbox 360 and Kinect for Xbox 360. The Windows Phone based Viper SmartStart app can remotely start, unlock and locate Project Detroit. On the inside, different dashboard skins can be toggled between via a swipe on the touch screen instrument cluster.

The passenger-side dash features an embedded tablet that can be used to do anything from putting in messages that can be displayed on the windshield at the rear to surfing the Web. Live video and audio streams to be remotely watched or heard using a Windows phone synched with kinetics embedded in the car. Check local TV listings to catch Project Detroit on TV.

Microsoft and West Coast Customs building Ford MustangMicrosoft and West Coast Customs team up to build tech-filled Ford Mustang

Via: Mustangs Daily

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