Stability and Performance:
Part of the current MyFord Touch user experience is frustration. Drivers should have a swear-jar nearby as the system is prone to lock-ups, slow-downs, crashes, reboots and overall screwiness – all things that are unacceptable in a consumer technology that costs several thousand dollars. On the other hand, QNX’s mission statement is to create a bullet-proof operating system that won’t break, lag or fumble up. AutoGuide.com editors can barely remember the last time a modern QNX powered infotainment system found in a BMW, VW or GM vehicle gave them a hard time.
QNX even powers the gauge cluster in Jaguar and Land Rover, displays which are constantly being fed data about the car which is critical to the functionality of the vehicle. With virtually no complaints or reports of crashed systems, it’s clear that the QNX platform is built to last.
Compare that to MyFord Touch and, frankly, we’ve lost count of the number of issues we’ve experienced issues. At this point, any switch is certain to be an improvement…