- Ford (F) is set to drop Microsoft (MSFT) Windows as the basis for the car-maker's next-generation Sync system and use BlackBerry's (BBRY) QNX instead, Bloomberg reports.
- The move follows technical difficulties, while QNX will also be faster, cheaper and more flexible.
- Sync, which is in over 7M vehicles that are on the road, allows drivers to make mobile-phone calls and play music using voice-activation.
- Getting Sync right appears to be rather important - surveys indicate that in-vehicle technology is the leading selling point for 39% of auto buyers,
Bloomberg: BlackBerry to get major boost from Ford
Feb 23 2014, 02:34 ET