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Pendarus 11-26-2012 01:51 PM

New SYNC and MFT announced by Ford
 
http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/26/for...fied-controls/

PratoN 11-26-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pendarus (Post 4471126)

Does this mean I don't need to break my dealer's legs to get MFT 3.5.1? Thank you, baby Jesus!

EDIT: Actually, I'm confused as to if this is specifically for SYNC, MFT, or both (since MFT technically has SYNC, right?)?

bobertfishbone 11-26-2012 02:09 PM

Sounds to me like anyone in a <2014 vehicle can just ignore this article. Looks like it's 3.1.1 4eva.

JonathanGennick 11-26-2012 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by bobertfishbone (Post 4471161)
Sounds to me like anyone in a <2014 vehicle can just ignore this article. Looks like it's 3.1.1 4eva.

Would sure be nice to have some of those Sync improvements in my 2013 Focus. I like what I read in the article about simplified commands.

smizak 11-26-2012 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobertfishbone (Post 4471161)
Sounds to me like anyone in a <2014 vehicle can just ignore this article. Looks like it's 3.1.1 4eva.

The last paragraph states that Ford is updating current vehicles as well and that the underlying hardware is the same so that's prolly right.

oritpro 11-26-2012 02:52 PM

All car manufacturers are doing In-vehicle Infotainment wrong. The folks hanging tablets off their dashboards are doing it wrong. The solution is so incredibly simple I can't believe that nobody's thought of it yet.

My solution should be ready to demo sometime in 2013 and then I'll show it off on YouTube as long as the patent goes through.

PratoN 11-26-2012 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by oritpro (Post 4471272)
The solution is so incredibly simple I can't believe that nobody's thought of it yet.

Lol - oritpro, we talked about this months ago...

I think your solution might be illegal for car manufacturers to do because drivers can use it all the time and it'd be a distraction. That said - I might consider assisting your development. haha

raptor1956 11-26-2012 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oritpro (Post 4471272)
All car manufacturers are doing In-vehicle Infotainment wrong. The folks hanging tablets off their dashboards are doing it wrong. The solution is so incredibly simple I can't believe that nobody's thought of it yet.

My solution should be ready to demo sometime in 2013 and then I'll show it off on YouTube as long as the patent goes through.

I understand you won't want to get too specific here but is your solution one that uses factory hardware or do you intend to replace some portion of the hardware?


Brian

mac.mogul 11-26-2012 04:47 PM

Yeah I'm confused as to which cars will be affected by the update?
It says new MFT system but it only talks about SYNC features and SYNC can be separate from MFT.

afinley 11-26-2012 05:02 PM

The last paragraph makes me think that is all a MFT thing, but like the other person said, 3.1.1 4Life.


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