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16 January 2013
Microsoft and BMW have signed a patent licensing agreement that gives BMW broad access to the latest Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT). BMW will use exFAT technology to enhance the digital entertainment offerings in its line of automobiles.
exFAT is a modern file system from Microsoft that facilitates large files for audiovisual media and enables seamless data portability and an easy interchange between desktop PCs and other electronic devices.
“Cutting-edge technology is a must for today’s leading automotive brands,” said David Kaefer, general manager of Intellectual Property Licensing at Microsoft. “This agreement allows BMW to use a modern file system to deliver a more entertaining and connected driving experience.”
Gottfried Schmid, BMW project manager, CE-Device Connection, added: “With the support of the trend-setting file system exFAT, BMW is able to significantly increase the number of compatible CE devices and mass storage devices for our customers.”
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