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Ford drops Microsoft and chooses BlackBerry for Sync 3 system

Ford has chosen to work with BlackBerry instead of Microsoft to create the Sync 3 infotainment system
By: Michael Hatamoto | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Dec 13, 2014 6:09 pm

Automaker Ford recently introduced the Sync 3 communications and infotainment system for its newer vehicles. Microsoft's Windows Embedded helped create the software backbone for earlier generations of Sync, but Ford has chosen BlackBerry and its QNX operating system for the new Sync 3. Drivers and passengers of Ford vehicles released in 2015, starting with 2016 models, should notice better performance while using the Sync 3 system.



"Our focus on the Sync 3 system was to provide the best infotainment solution to the customer," said Alan Hall, Ford spokesperson, in a statement to the E-Commerce Times. "We listened to customers to meet their expectations and that's what led to these technology choices."


As newer vehicles begin to adopt more interactive infotainment systems, Ford - and other automakers - have been able to boost sales, as drivers blend newer features with smartphones, tablets, and built-in technologies.




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