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Old 12-11-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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Ford announces SYNC 3

Ford just officially announced SYNC 3 with QNX OS. They released some screen shots and some of the new features.

http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/11/f...=rss_truncated


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Doesn't this annoy anyone else?
I read about this on cnet: http://www.cnet.com/news/ford-sync-3-announced/

And almost every one of the benefits of the new system Ford's sync could already do. Voice Navigation, Voice Audio, Voice Climate... How can someone report on something they know so little about?

As someone who now has a QNX based UConnect in their Charger I will be the first to say that Ford is making a huge mistake. The voice recognition of the QNX system is often infuriating and entirely useless, which was a feature that made me love the MFT on my Focus.

Ford just keeps making bad decisions... (Except for bringing the RS to the US, that was a good one)
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I've personally got to play around with the new SYNC 3 and I thought the voice reception was better than MFT. But that's just me, to each their own.

The new QNX also offers apps, something MFT couldn't do.
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I've personally got to play around with the new SYNC 3 and I thought the voice reception was better than MFT. But that's just me, to each their own.

The new QNX also offers apps, something MFT couldn't do.
My QNX doesn't have apps either, so I'm inclined to believe that's a version thing not an OS thing.
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The Verge has some good info about it. http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/11/7...nc-3-announced
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https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...o-connect.html

"SYNC 3 begins arriving on new vehicles next year."

so the big question -- will there be a version to upgrade existing cars on Sync 2.
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My QNX doesn't have apps either, so I'm inclined to believe that's a version thing not an OS thing.
You might have the older QNX then, I think this is dubbed QNX 5 or something.
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https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...o-connect.html

"SYNC 3 begins arriving on new vehicles next year."

so the big question -- will there be a version to upgrade existing cars on Sync 2.
Doesn't sound like that will be possible considering all the news says new hardware and touchscreens.
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Hey everyone!

Sync 3 is an all-new system; current SYNC and MyFord Touch systems will not be able to switch to it. For more info on the new system, check out this link:

http://www.ford.com/technology/sync3/

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