The company took to Twitter to offer a glimpse of what it's planning to show off at its keynote event at the Las Vegas gadget bonanza, and its accompanying video had more than a hint of Microsoft's voice-activated assistant about it:
Three days until #Nissan's keynote at #CES2017! (Just ask #Cortana to remind you…) Catch it on @Twitter or @YouTube: https://t.co/yre8W4jf8F pic.twitter.com/ZMfs4xCem9January 2, 2017
Connected car dashboards are increasingly big business. Offering built-in hands-free safety features for voice calling and texts as well as directions and amenities info, Cortana in a dashboard would see Microsoft entering space being explored by Apple Carplay and Google's Android Auto.
The company has already tried getting Skype into cars with a partnership with Volvo, while the Cortana platform has recently seen expansion into standalone smart home devices, including an Amazon Echo-like speaker from Harman Kardon.
We'll keep you posted on any confirmation offered up by Nissan's keynote announcement, due to take place on January 5.
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