1. It's already an industry standard
Switching to a QNX based infotainment system in a Ford vehicle will help establish a standard within the automotive industry.You may not know it, but numerous other automakers already use QNX, from BMW and Audi to Volkswagen and Toyota.
With Apps (small applications commonly found on smart-phones and tablets) becoming a popular feature in modern cars, it’s important to have a standard platform for these apps to run on.
If Ford’s systems used the same platform other automakers, then software will likely be usable across all of these automakers’ products. Software developers are always looking to spread their product to as many users as possible, so they’ll love the idea that an app only needs to be developed once in order to work on many ranges of vehicles thanks to a standard QNX based infotainment platform.