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(OT) Gates Pushes Auto Industry on Technology

PostPost by: "Paul Perkins" » Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:30 am

Gates Pushes Auto Industry on Technology
April 29, 2005 8:59 PM EDT
DEARBORN, Mich. - Microsoft Corp. mogul Bill Gates and the leader of Ford Motor Co. outlined a future Friday in which software enables cars to fix themselves and avoid accidents.
<< With MICROSOFT software running vital systems of a vehicle the "accidentavoidance" goal should be easily met. The cars won?t start. >>
Gates and Bill Ford Jr., Ford's chairman and chief executive, said high-definition screens, speech recognition technology, cameras, digital calendars and navigation equipment with directions and road conditions will set car companies apart from their competitors. . .
<< Set them apart as an on-going distraction to operate and nearly impossible to maintain. >>
Eventually, Gates said, there could be a car that wouldn't let itself crash.
<< Criminey! Where?s the fun in that? >>
"That absolutely should be the goal," Gates told several hundred participants of the Microsoft Global Automotive Summit at the automaker's suburban Detroit campus. "The embrace of technology will be the key for the leaders ofthe industry."
<< Soon, they will all be in our POWER!!! Bwa Ha Ha Ha!. >>
Also on Friday, Microsoft unveiled its Performance Peak Initiative - a lineof computer systems to help the auto industry better coordinate supply chains, streamline design, production and sales and fill vehicles with computer gadgets. . .
<< Most of which will be at varying degrees of dysfunction to outright failure . . . >>
The company said its technology is currently in 25 vehicle devices from 13 automotive companies. << Which ones? I?d like to know what to avoid! >>


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PostPost by: marcfuller » Sat Apr 30, 2005 5:25 am

And, with Microsoft's reputation for reliable, secure, safe, no crash, bug
free systems .... guess I'll wait for Apple.

At 10:30 PM 4/29/2005, you wrote:
Gates Pushes Auto Industry on Technology
April 29, 2005 8:59 PM EDT
DEARBORN, Mich. - Microsoft Corp. mogul Bill Gates and the leader of Ford
Motor Co. outlined a future Friday in which software enables cars to fix
themselves and avoid accidents.
<< With MICROSOFT software running vital systems of a vehicle the
"accident avoidance" goal should be easily met. The cars won?t start. >>
Gates and Bill Ford Jr., Ford's chairman and chief executive, said
high-definition screens, speech recognition technology, cameras, digital
calendars and navigation equipment with directions and road conditions
will set car companies apart from their competitors. . .
<< Set them apart as an on-going distraction to operate and nearly
impossible to maintain. >>
Eventually, Gates said, there could be a car that wouldn't let itself crash.
<< Criminey! Where?s the fun in that? >>
"That absolutely should be the goal," Gates told several hundred
participants of the Microsoft Global Automotive Summit at the automaker's
suburban Detroit campus. "The embrace of technology will be the key for
the leaders of the industry."
<< Soon, they will all be in our POWER!!! Bwa Ha Ha Ha!. >>
Also on Friday, Microsoft unveiled its Performance Peak Initiative - a
line of computer systems to help the auto industry better coordinate
supply chains, streamline design, production and sales and fill vehicles
with computer gadgets. . .
<< Most of which will be at varying degrees of dysfunction to outright
failure . . . >>
The company said its technology is currently in 25 vehicle devices from 13
automotive companies. << Which ones? I?d like to know what to avoid! >>


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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:41 am

These guys are testing to see if a car can actually get virus via your
cellphone.
http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/#00000547 Remember those old jokes "what
if you car was like your computer?" Maybe it's not so funny now.

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PostPost by: tvacc » Sat Apr 30, 2005 2:08 pm

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I remember the days before Word when we were paying $500 for a word
processor.it was called Word Perfect.



And Operating systems were in the $400 range.it was called Apple and Sun.



And computers were $4000..(heck.Macs still are)



Flight Simulator.if anyone else had made that program..it would have cost
hundreds of dollars.



Darn that Microsoft.



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* These guys are testing to see if a car can actually get virus via
your
cellphone.
http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/#00000547 Remember those old jokes "what
if you car was like your computer?" Maybe it's not so funny now.

Fred T.


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PostPost by: marcfuller » Sat Apr 30, 2005 5:18 pm

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At 08:07 AM 4/30/2005, you wrote:



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From: ***@***.***lto:***@***.*** Behalf
Of Fred Talmadge
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2005 7:42 AM
To: ***@***.***; LotusElanList
I remember the days before Word when we were paying $500 for a word
processor.it was called Word Perfect.



And Operating systems were in the $400 range.it was called Apple and Sun.



And computers were $4000..(heck.Macs still are)



Flight Simulator.if anyone else had made that program..it would have cost
hundreds of dollars.



Darn that Microsoft.



Tony V





















Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] (OT) Gates Pushes Auto Industry on Technology



* These guys are testing to see if a car can actually get virus via
your
cellphone.
http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/#00000547 Remember those old jokes "what
if you car was like your computer?" Maybe it's not so funny now.

Fred T.


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