Why Your New Car Has Old Technology

June 25, 2014

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.
"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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