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Volvo and Microsoft partner on new way to talk to your car

Techstination feature for Thursday, January 28, 2016

Microsoft and Volvo partner on a new way to talk to your car.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.     Connections between cars and smartphones are becoming more and more common.    Now, owners of the Microsoft Band 2 will be able to use the wearable device to communicate through the Volvo on Call app.  To do what?   Volvo Chief Information Officer Klas Bendrik…

“For example, during a meeting, in a meeting, or having lunch at the location, you can actually, for example, pre-heat your car, you can also start your engine at your car, you can also flash the lights of your car and you can also set the destination for your car, your next location which you’re going to.”

The new capabilities will arrive this spring in Volvo on Call enabled markets.     The Microsoft Band 2, which plenty of other capabilities, sells for about 250 dollars.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin. 

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