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Video: Windows 8 app controls police car from the cloud

Over on the Microsoft campus this week, I received an opportunity to take a look at a car management system from Modularis that makes use of Windows to manage a police car’s in-vehicle programs — every part from the lights and sirens to the rear door, utilizing conventional enter and voice instructions.

It’s additionally a cloud-based resolution, utilizing Windows Azure. A prototype Windows 8 app from Modularis makes it doable to obtain information from a number of vehicles, together with video and site, on a pill.

It’s a part of an preliminary wave of apps designed for the new Microsoft operating system, which is predicted to make its official debut later this 12 months.

The app doubles as a distant management, as demonstrated by Modularis co-founder A.J. Singh in the second a part of the video above. The cab driver parked subsequent to the police car didn’t know what to suppose.

The demo was a part of Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Public Security Symposium, the place public security officers from round the world gathered this week. Also see our earlier look inside Microsoft’s International Safety Operations Middle.

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