Ford is ditching Microsoft for Blackberry's QNX in future Sync in-vehicle systems

Ford is reportedly ditching Microsoft for Blackberry’s QNX platform in their integrated in-vehicle communications and entertainment system. According to Bloomberg, using QNX will be less expensive than licensing Microsoft technology and will improve the flexibility and speed of the next Sync system.

The decision hasn’t been made public yet, but sources close to the situation have told us the report is accurate.

Ford has more than 7 million vehicles on the road with Sync using Microsoft voice-activated software. According to Crackberry, Ford has had various issues with their MyFord and Sync systems over the last few years, bringing down their quality ratings and causing them to seek other options for their vehicle infotainment systems.

The QNX platform is already available in a wide variety of vehicles including Acura, Audi, BMW and Land Rover. They were at CES 2014 showing off their latest technology. You can watch it over here.

What are your thoughts on Ford switching to QNX? Let us know in the comments!

Via Bloomberg

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