Why Your New Car Has Old Technology

By Robert Vamosi | 5/6/13 10:13 PM

The latest Ford Sync infotainment system comes with 10GB of music storage, while 1TB of storage can be had for less $100. Are auto manufacturers skimping on the technology. Apparently they are just slow.
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"The iPhone was introduced in 2007. The cars being sold in 2012 and 2013 were just being planned then," Scott Fosgard, a spokesman for infotainment systems at General Motors, told ComputerWorld. According to the article "auto design and manufacturing involves meeting a lengthy set of specifications that, once tested for reliability, generally don't change during production. "

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