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Looking Into the Future of Automotive Infotainment

Tech Tuesday No. 1: Visiting QNX Headquarters

 |  Apr 29 2014, 9:32 AM

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Welcome to Tech Tuesday, our new series that explains and exposes the high tech features in today’s new cars. For our inaugural post, we’re not just looking at what technology is in cars today; instead we’re looking ahead to the future of in-car infotainment systems.

Try almost any modern infotainment system. Most feel like they’re a decade behind today’s gadgets in terms of touch-screen responsiveness and resolution. So why don’t cars offer us technology on par with smartphones and tablets? Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 25 2014, 9:01 AM

Where BlackBerry Beats Microsoft


 2014 Ford Fusion

Few car components have been vilified more than the MyFord Touch infotainment system, but word is floating about that the Blue-Oval may be switching its gameplan, ditching its Microsoft based platform for one powered by BlackBerry’s QNX.

If you’ve heard anything about Blackberry over the past few years, chances are it wasn’t good news. But as they say, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

Ford’s rumored switch may actually be just what the brand needs. Surveys have shown that Ford’s adoption of high-tech interfaces in its cars has been a big draw for customers. Unfortunately, it’s also been one of the major factors in continuously-low reliability and consumer satisfaction reports. Blackberry could be the answer. Here’s how: