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Microsoft is working on its own Windows-in-the-car concept, aimed at taking on Apple’s recently revealed CarPlay tool. The plans were revealed during its Build developers' conference in San Francisco.

The service operates on a similar basis, bringing the user interface of your smartphone to your car’s dashboard.

That means you’ll be able to control music, handle calls and sense texts via Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant without having to fumble around for your handset.

The concept uses a standard called Mirrorlink. This already works with old–school Nokia Symbian devices, as well as the Sony Xperia Z. A string of top car makers, including Honda and Citroen, are also adding in–car support.

There’s no word yet on when Windows in the car will launch. But as CarPlay looks set to take off in a slew of motors later this year, don’t expect Microsoft to hang around and let Apple corner the market in the meantime.


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