Though Qoros won’t be heading to America anytime soon, the Chinese automaker is working on an infotainment system built on the Windows Azure cloud platform.
Dubbed QorosQloud, the infotainment will offer several market firsts through an eight-inch capacitive touchscreen that will respond to multi-touch gestures. It will incorporate the most advanced traffic information system in China to provide incident reports and real-time updates for traffic and arrival times. It will also sync with the user’s smartphone and calendar and is the world’s first system to integrate journey times.
Other features include advising the driver of parking space availability in the area where they’re heading and the ability to suggest accommodations and restaurants along the trip.
The QorosQloud will fully utilize the Windows Azure platform to create a “comprehensive information portal, connecting the driver, the car and the digital world,” according to the automaker. It will be the first infotainment system in China to enable users to choose when to check-in to their social media networks and access updates to share their driving experiences, interests, favorite driving routes, and even photos.