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Old 04-23-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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MyFord Touch - Frustrating Perspective

There are many infotainment systems out there so here's an article giving a little perspective on the more frustrating ones. Surprisingly, MFT escaped the list!

http://www.thecarconnection.com/news...car-interfaces

MyFord Touch was mentioned as "pushed ahead without regard to some of the fine details" but "the automaker has fixed many of these hiccups and it's now quite good".

The article calls out 5 infotainment systems that are particularly frustrating:
1. BMW iDrive
2. Mercedes-Benz COMAND
3. Lexus Remote Touch
4. Audi MMI
5. Mazda TomTom Navigation

4/5 are non-touch, remote setups so maybe they just hate knobs. Or maybe they're more harsh on luxury manufactures because the extra cost should net a better experience.

Has anyone out there used these or other systems and also used MFT?

I understand that "frustrating" is very subjective but is MFT that bad or could we all use a little perspective?


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Old 04-23-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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to be honest, i actually like MFT a lot. It's way not as responsive as my iPad, but compare to my GPS or any other auto touch screen it's actually not bad at all. Ive had a flew glitches when I first got my car, but none anymore. Im more frustrustracted at the Sync voice command system then anything
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I worked for Cadi for a few years till just recently, and their new cue system is FAR worse than MFT. Also, those non touch/knob driven systems can be hard to use as well. Not saying i'm a huge fan of MFT, but mine doesn't seem to be too problematic, yet.
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I worked for Cadi for a few years till just recently, and their new cue system is FAR worse than MFT. Also, those non touch/knob driven systems can be hard to use as well. Not saying i'm a huge fan of MFT, but mine doesn't seem to be too problematic, yet.
That's interesting, as I've read a few articles that praised CUE as a much better system than MFT. The whole topic is subjective but I think certain systems are more intuitive. Can you give some examples of how MFT is better than CUE?
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I work with a couple guys that drive Nissan Leafs and they complain about them all the time, both are highly technical individuals.

As for MFT, I don't think it's any better or worse than any other IVI out there based on what I've read in forums, reviews, articles, and conversations with co-workers. A couple of folks I know drive the Tesla Model S and they have mostly good things to say about it.

Car manufacturers entered the consumer level computer market when they started sticking these things in their vehicles and weren't fully prepared for it.
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Car manufacturers entered the consumer level computer market when they started sticking these things in their vehicles and weren't fully prepared for it.
I agree. In car tech seems so behind compared to cell phone tech. Wouldn't it be great of software companies partnered with auto manufactures to create smooth, intuitive systems? Oh wait, Microsoft & Ford did and it was... rocky. Apple should try it next.
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Apple should try it next.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/...unveil-ibeetle
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I still have the mft V2.11 and have not upgraded because mine works fine and i hear about all the problems newer versions have... With one exception my mft works w/o any issues.
The one issue i do have , and it's intermittent, is that when listening to music thru Bluetooth and allowing mft to change tracks on its own, it does not always update the title of the current song playing... sometimes it does and other times not.. if i manually fwd to the nxt track then it does change song titles... go figure! I guess it could be worse and i can live w/ this as i don't often use BT to listen to music.. Usually i plug in the phone to the usb slot and it plays perfectly there.
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I am not an Apple fan but it sounds like they might be on the right track with this set up. The smart phone is a better IVI than any proprietary solution car manufacturers have to offer. And it's upgradable!
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I am not an Apple fan but it sounds like they might be on the right track with this set up. The smart phone is a better IVI than any proprietary solution car manufacturers have to offer. And it's upgradable!
Is this where in vehicle technology is headed? Instead of manufactures designing better systems, they would integrate your advanced cell phone and use its features through the car. People would have to buy certain phones that are integrated with certain cars. If that's the case, I hope they still implement larger touch screens that emulate the phone so that you don't need to squint to see. I wouldn't mind buying a certain phone if I knew it had 100% integration with my car.
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