Ford to dump MS from SYNC

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by EcoBeast, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. EcoBeast

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  3. Firesail

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  4. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    This is no bueno!

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  5. wash

    wash Active Member

    I think this is a lateral step when they should be moving forward.

    What Ford should do is make a simplified and robust system that is really good at interfacing with a smart phone or tablet supplied by the customer, then develop apps for the popular smart phone and tablet platform with a really good UI.

    That path would make your car upgradeable and cutting edge because the development cycle of cars is longer than personal electronics making everything in a car at least one generation old even when it is first released.
     
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  6. Removed

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    Because nothing says future proof like BlackBerry!
     
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  7. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    LOL now thats funny
     
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  8. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Blackberry....what a joke.

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  9. scooby2

    scooby2 New Member

    Blackberry just owns QNX which is a well known embedded OS that has been around for decades. I'd rather see iOS or Android but this is a step in the right direction. MFT is an abortion.

    What are the chances we could get the new OS?
     
  10. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    I would like to think that the OS would be able to be changed, but may be processor dependent. A rewrite of the platform may be in order, bit I am doubting that current owners will really benefit from this.:poop:
     
  11. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    It is a sure thing now there will be no new apps.


    Dave
     
  12. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Glad I didn't spend anytime getting to like my sync
     
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  13. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    And now there is no reason add the Sync option in my future Ford purchases.
    So this is a good thing as it will save me money.


    Dave
     
  14. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Shoot it was a opton ??
     
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  15. chr0n0phage

    chr0n0phage New Member

    SYNC isn't going anywhere, what's powering it is.
     
  16. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Only thing worse then Microsoft is Blackberry.


    Dave
     
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  17. chr0n0phage

    chr0n0phage New Member

    Yes but again you might be getting the wrong idea. QNX, the operating system now owned by Blackberry that they'll be using has been around for quite some time. It's extremely capable and powerful. Obviously Ford's engineer's have run into a wall with what they can/want to do with MFT and they have found what we can only hope is a better solution.

    Just spouting "Blackberry = bad!" nonsense isn't all that useful.

    http://www.qnx.com/solutions/industries/automotive/
     
  18. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Still my choice.
    I don't buy Chevy's and I don't buy Blackberry.
    And now if this car dies before I do, I probably won't by Ford.


    Dave
     
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  19. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    QNX should be a massive upgrade.

    The question is whether or not Ford will upgrade existing MFT systems with the new software. Seems unlikely, but here's hoping.
     
  20. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty much with Dave on this though if someone GAVE me a Vette I would look long and hard to find a spot in my garage to park it ... Though with the benefit of age I have gotten less picky... LOL
     
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  21. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    I think you people are confusing the Operating System with the user interface (apps). For the most part, we don't interact with the OS. The user interface is built on top of the OS, so it won't matter whether it's QNX or Windows.

    What's flawed is the concept of requiring the usage of a touch-screen in a moving vehicle, and it doesn't matter what the OS is, it's a bad idea. If you have to take your eyes off the road as long as we have to while navigating the system it becomes a safety issue. Slow-ass hardware doesn't help either.
     
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