Microsoft is looking to join the energy-efficient market...by producing software for building control systems, traffic management systems and water quality management systems. I am all for a more efficient driving experience...I just hope I never come to a light and see the blue light of death (syntax error).
"The whole transportation sector has huge inefficiencies that can be reduced by software. I think buildings account for something like 37 percent of greenhouse gases around the globe. If you look at the big sectors--transportation, buildings and building management, deforestation, electrical grid, and utilities--in every one of those we are looking at how software can enable innovation."--Rob Bernard, Microsoft's Chief Enviornmental Strategist
++Buildings, traffic next frontiers for Microsoft [CNET News]