Official Trapped in Car After Computer Fails
Mon May 12, 9:43 AM ET
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Security guards smashed their way into an official limousine with sledgehammers on Monday to rescue Thailand’s finance minister after his car’s computer failed.
Suchart Jaovisidha and his driver were trapped inside the BMW for more than 10 minutes before guards broke a window. All doors and windows had locked automatically when the computer crashed, and the air-conditioning stopped, officials said.
“We could hardly breathe for over 10 minutes,” Suchart told reporters. “It took my guard a long time to realize that we really wanted the window smashed so that we could crawl out. It was a harrowing experience.”
So, whose software powers the BMW 7-series nervous system? A press release indicates that Suchart can thank Microsft Windows CE for his ten minutes of Bavarian captivity. For more information on Microsoft Windows CE for Automotive: link