Microsoft connection: Trussel launched Glympse in 2008 after nearly 15 years at Microsoft, most recently as the company’s director of casual games. He joined with fellow Microsofties Steve Miller and Jeremy Mercer to launch the company. No intimidation: Glympse started with a goal of working with auto companies — the Mercedes and BMWs of the world, Trussel said. It has since done a “clean sweep” of automakers, he said, with its technology integrated into some Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Volvo and other cars. In many models, drivers can access Glympse technology from the dashboard.