Ford May Sync With BlackBerry

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Sync is the voice-activated central command system used to connect mobile devices, entertainment and emergency services within Ford's lineup of cars, trucks and SUVs. Though developed by Ford, at the core of Sync is Microsoft's Windows Embedded Automotive software. Well, for now, anyway. An unnamed industry source says the next-generation Sync is going to ditch Microsoft for BlackBerry's QNX automotive unit used by many other major automakers, according to USA Today (read more here).

Cars.com's struggles with Ford's Sync-powered MyFord Touch are no secret, and new background software could potentially speed up a lot of the lag and address glitches we've experience with the system. Still, the layout and hands-on interface of MyFord Touch is our biggest sore spot. Meaning, the new software could be amazing, but without an update to the interface drivers use every day there could still be problems.

Cars.com's Issues With MyFord Touch

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Joe Bruzek | February 25, 2014 | Comments (1)
Tags: Car Gadgets, Ford

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Cmdrflake

The Sync system in the 2009 and later 2011 Ford Escapes went from poor to worse! The '09's sync worked in strong signal areas. My '11? Fuhgetaboutit! The Sync system and a bad restyle on the Escape will have me looking elsewhere now that my lease is up.

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