By Joe Bruzek on February 25, 2014
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.
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Road Test Editor Joe Bruzek covers Cars.com’s short-and long-term fleet of test cars and drives a 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Email Joe