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Microsoft Showcases Car Stalking System at Build 2011 Conference

Windows maker Microsoft Corporation has demonstrated a new technology in the company’s BUILD, 2011 developers’ conference that allows users to stalk some one’s car even when it is on the road.

The new technology, which involves the company’s Windows Phone 7.5 and the Azure cloud platform, was demonstrated by Jeff Sandquist, senior director of developer relations for Microsoft.

Apparently, Mr. Sandquist admitted of using the technology for stalking his daughter remotely while she hits the road in her VW Beetle.

Sandquist also revealed that he was using a Windows smartphone app to exploit the Viper SmartStart GPS system in his daughter’s car to monitor its speed, engine revs, battery as well as the location. The app can also lock and shut down the engine of the car if it is stolen.

“I love it when we can use technology to micromanage our families,” he said during a demo of the application at the BUILD conference in Anaheim, California, according to The Register.

It is worth noting that it’s been a while since Viper SmartStart started offering similar application for the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices.