It's no secret that the Zune isn't selling well, but Microsoft has just been awarded a patent that may put a future version of the music player in your car.
The patent describes a music device that can be docked in your car stereo and transfer music and information back and forth between the two. Microsoft has already announced a partnership with Ford earlier this year to put a Microsoft music player in at least 12 upcoming Ford models. If those devices were made standard features, the new music device could easily outsell the Zune in no time.
Ford is said to be putting these into their 2008 lines, so we should be seeing these new players later this year.
Breaking: Microsoft Preps Car Zune [via crunchgear]