Microsoft Corp. and Siemens VDO Automotive AG will join forces for the development of a new range of advanced in-car infotainment, communication and navigation systems. The new products, the first of which will appear as early as 2009, will include multimedia units based on Microsoft’s automotive operating system and will allow for the connection with numerous consumer electronic devices, the computer maker says. Russian steel maker Magnitorgorsk Iron and Steel Works reportedly will invest ...

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