Ford plans to switch to BlackBerry’s QNX for Sync system: report

February 24, 2014 1:31 am

Ford Motor Co is planning to base its next-generation Sync system on BlackBerry’s QNX and stop using Microsoft’s Windows, Bloomberg has reported, citing people briefed on the matter. Using QNX will be less expensive than licensing Microsoft technology and will improve the flexibility and speed of the next Sync system, said the people. Ford has more than seven million vehicles on the road with Sync using Microsoft voice-activated software to make mobile phone calls and play music.