Las Vegas, NV (Rotters) – In an opening address at Las Vegas’ popular yearly CES (Consumer Electronics Show), Microsoft’s Bill Gates announced a collaboration with Toyota of Japan rivaling the previously announced partnership with Ford US over an automobile operating system. In an exclusive deal, the moderately popular economy car, the Toyota Scion Xb, will now be marketed as the Scion Xbox 360. With enhanced USB-2 and wireless networking connectivity, as well as newly engineered features, Microsoft and Toyota hope to breathe new life and popularity into the controversial box shaped car.
Toyota engineers will be unveiling the revolutionary new front wheel drive/steering mechanism which will enable the Xbox 360 to literally turn on a dime.
The Scion Xbox 360 will also feature USB connectivity which will allow owners to utilize Microsoft’s new driving game controls for the Xbox 360 and to “plug and play” and replace the controls that come with the car. Small-scale widescreen format LCD screens flip down on the passenger and driver side sun visors which will allow instant game connectivity in real driving time for Xbox 360 platinum subscribers. Commuters will be able to diffuse potentially dangerous road rage with an invigorating game of Halo 2 while stalled in traffic.
Gates predicted that with growing broadband wireless connectivity the new Windows-based operating system proposed for Ford Motor Company should seamlessly interface with Toyota’s Xbox 360 rollout. Utilizing existing global positioning software and devices, subscribers to either service would be able to know the location of and be able to chat with other members who would be represented in real-time heads-up displays by avatars that they have uploaded to the system.
Both Ford and Toyota will seek to take advantage of Microsoft’s proposed increased connectivity with continual updates to their vehicles’ computer systems for security and warranty concerns. Driver data would be continually uploaded to the manufacturer in order to reward owners who adhered to vehicle guidelines, while warranties would be adjusted in real-time for those who refused to comply with recommended maintenance.