Is anyone going to miss the old Ford SYNC? Probably not. It had a slow touchscreen, a clunky voice interface, and other quirks.
Ford deserves credit for being early to the infotainment game with SYNC. Still, it was high time for a change, and on Thursday the company announced SYNC 3, a completely revamped version that will start appearing on some 2016 models.
Not surprisingly given earlier rumors, the new SYNC is based on the QNX platform, leaving behind the company’s longstanding partnership with Microsoft. Earlier cars, unfortunately, are stuck with what they have.