Microsoft, Toyota to make telematics love, birth OnStar competitor

Microsoft and Toyota today announced they've forged a strategic partnership to build a global platform for ToMoCo's next-generation telematics services using the Windows Azure platform. In layman's terms — they're building a GM OnStar competitor.

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Brian, The Life of

Do proprietary systems really have competition? As long as you can't get OnStar in anything but GM offerings and you can't get Toyosoft's whateverit'scalled offering in anything but a Toyota product, where's the competition?

I've never heard of anyone making a GM purchase decision because of OnStar.