Microsoft And West Coast Customs Teamed Up On This Ford Mustang, Project Detroit

Posted by on December 2, 2011 - more

Looks like Microsoft and Ryan Friedinghaus from West Coast Customs teamed up to do this very technologically advanced Ford Mustang build called “Project Detroit”. With the windshield using a HUD like a fighter jet, this bad boy is definitely worth a few glances over. This car may just be smarter than the average bear, err, pony. Check out what this things consists of.

According to the Lucky Duck blog, who saw it in person at Microsoft, this bad boy is controlled by a HUD, or a head-up transparent display used by fighter jets. You can see your MPH displayed transparently on the windshield. GPS also shows up on the HUD, displaying points of interest and checking into your Facebook or Twitter page if allowed as it is backed up by a 3G network. Instead of using an instrument panel, it uses a Samsung 7 Slate PC LCD powered by custom Windows software displaying your fluid levels and gas and other key things you need to know about your car. Also, Kinect cameras are in the taillights and near the head lights to show if anyone or anything is near the ‘Stang, showing their actual skeleton on the HUD. Let’s not forget the Xbox that is installed as well. This thing is just filled with smart toys!

Not only does it have a lot of smart options, it has multi-colored lights underneath, giving the stealthy looking matte black a bit of pizzazz. Yes, I said pizzazz.

Worth over $200,000, this thing will cost you a pretty penny if it is indeed for sale. The details of that are not known as of yet but if you want to know more about it, the Discovery Channel will be airing a special on Project Detroit in the new year.

Source: [Lucky Duck]

Photos Courtesy of Lucky Duck Blog


  1. Anonymous says:

    Great article!
    Microsoft is the Next Detroit. When you look at how Detroit auto industry failed and detroit became a poverty stricken area after the auto industry sold out to the banks.

    When the auto industry exported the industry into foreign hands and transfered all technology outside the USA, Detroit became a ghosttown. Redmond is the next Detroit. 

    MS has down the same thing the auto industry did and it now show that Redmond is the next detroit. Poverty and homelessness every where around Redmond. There are people begging on street corners everyday in front of their corporate headquarters. Yet they see only profits and dollar signs. The harder things are, they more money they make. The harder the life the longer the work hours for less pay.

    They have exported over 90% of its development to other countries.

    Redmond has almost two hundred EMPTY buildings owned by MS. They are completely vacant. Its a ghost town around here. There is no traffic on the roads during rush hours!! They have exported all the jobs to poverty stricken towns. 

    Redmond has failed politically to stop them. MS threatens they will move HQ if the council makes motion against them. 

    Boycott Microsoft Now!

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