Tuesday, February 28, 2006


This week in Geneva, Microsoft and Fiat introduce Blue & Me
the first in car Windows system for the automobile. Alfa Romeo and Fiat owners will be able to connect their in-car systems to their phones and other gadgets using Bluetooth. Data will be displayed on a panel controlled by buttons in the steering wheel. Blue&Me enables motorists to use a "push-to-talk" button on the steering wheel to control Bluetooth mobile phones with voice commands, Bak said. The phone conversations are transmitted through the car's stereo system, he said. Blue&Me also includes GPS (global positioning system) navigation and will talk users through driving directions turn by turn.

Additionally, a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port on the dashboard allows a user to connect a media player or storage device for playing music through the car's stereo system.
MSFT $27.05 ( at noon today)
Fiat $10.81 ( at noon today)