Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ford and Microsoft Team Up to Launch New Connectivity Services

Ford and Microsoft Team Up to Launch New Connectivity Services
PEKIN, Illi. - There has been a lot of chatter going on from the automobile and technology markets. Word on the street is that Ford Motor Company and Microsoft are teaming up to launch new connectivity services for future Ford vehicles. After some technical complications with the previous Microsoft system on Ford vehicles, the automaker decided to take action and will work hand in hand with the technology giant to create an incredible connectivity experience for their customers!

Ford and Microsoft are teaming up to launch a new connectivity system to support SYNC 3; Ford's latest infotainment system. This upgraded version of SYNC will run on a cloud-based Azure platform from Microsoft and will help Ford effectively notice how owners of the vehicle use the system and will also them to recognize owner's driving habits. An up and coming feature on SYNC 3 will allow data to be collected wirelessly and processed to detect any mechanical or technical issues within the vehicle. If the system does happen to detect a problem, the software will then notify the driver about any maintenance required for the car. 

With this re-established relationship, Ford will be able to provide their customers with a broader set of connectivity services. SYNC 3 will still use Blackberry's QNX on-board operating system to provide users with a simpler layout, larger fonts, and a touchscreen that can swipe up, down, or across. By the end of 2016, all Ford vehicles in the United States will have switched to SYNC 3 and  all vehicles around the globe will have the new system by 2018. Reports say that SYNC 3 could start appearing on some of Ford Motor Company's 2016 models this year. 

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