Windows Phone controls a 2012 Ford Mustang tricked out by West Coast Customs

Windows Phone controls a 2012 Ford Mustang tricked out by West Coast Customs
We think that Microsoft deserves a tip of the hat for coming up with Project Detroit. What is Project Detroit you ask? Oh, just a 2012 Ford Mustang tricked out by West Coast Customs. What is really interesting about the vehicle, however, is that it can be controlled from a Windows Phone handset.

Now, don't think that the car can be driven straight from a Nokia Lumia 800 as that is something that is still reserved for the likes of James Bond for now. What you can do with a special Windows Phone app, however, is to change the vehicle's accent lighting, to customize the sound of its horn, and to display a custom message on the rear windshield. The Kinect that has been built into the dashboard can stream video wirelessly to the device, and the smartphone's microphone can send audio to the car's stereo. Also, by using the Viper SmartStart technology, the car can be remotely located, unlocked, and started all from a Windows Phone handset. 

There are a whole lot more gizmos and gadgets that the car has been equipped with, and if you are interested in checking them out, just watch the Inside West Coast Customs show on Discovery Channel this coming Sunday, March 25 at 6:00PM PDT. Until then, you can check out the photos that we have included below.


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11 Comments

1. Croxy

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Cool thing.. but only in my dreams for this decade :D

2. Jay-C

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 10, 2011

This is awesome, and just the type of exposure Windows Phone needs!

3. VinCrel

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

did they say how much will it cost to tweak your car this much?

4. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Ommm,.... That isnt a 2012 Ford Mustang... Its more like a 1965ish Fastback.... clasic muscle!

5. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I havent see this episode yet but what I think WCC is doing is taking the body of a 1964 Fastback and putting it ontop of 2012 mustang. I've seen other episiodes where they've done simalar. Kinda AWESOME!

9. devonblue4u

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 12, 2011

I owned a '67, and the interior never looked like that. You look cool driving one, but after a while you wish for the amenities only a modern car can provide. Like things that don't rattle while going over imperfections on the the road, fixed seatbacks with zero grip (when they say "bucket seats", they mean it..), etc. This is the best of both worlds!

8. Nick_T

Posts: 183; Member since: May 27, 2011

It is a "2012 Ford Mustang with a 1967 fastback body", as described by the source.

10. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Thanks for the clarification Nick! I am looking forward to catching the episode this Sunday.

6. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

People in the Chevy/Dodge world have been doing this for a while. Taking a C6 chassis and dropping a 60's Corvette/Camaro body on it isn't that uncommon

7. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

What a sexy looking machine!!!

11. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Cool i guess we will be able to drive with our smartphone in the future. Just hope we wont need a special license for it.

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