The Hyundai-Kia Group has signed an agreement with Microsoft to develop a new range of clever infotainment systems for its vehicles.
The first product that will be created as part of the project is a voice-controlled system allowing links to mobile devices. It will be available globally from 2010.
This system will be followed by a range of multimedia and navigation devices "comparable to mini-PCs" a statement said.
The agreement also sees the Group adopt Microsoft's Auto software platform. This technology is available in certain Fiat and Ford products.