As if Ford needed any more trouble, their cars are going to stop on the road while their computer software crashes and replaces the windshield with a blue screen of death. Or perhaps the car will just stop for a reboot after a 'windows genuine advantage' aka 'people using this product are thieves' update. I assume that the software will be hacked within 5 minutes of release and the cars driven to Mexico automatically when the dealers are not watching.
Why oh why did they not partner with some linux company?
Ford Aims to Jazz Up Its Fleet With Microsoft Pact
By John D. Stoll
Ford Motor Co. is hoping an effort with Microsoft Corp. to bring much of the connectivity of a personal computer into a car's cockpit will spruce up its U.S. product portfolio.
The Dearborn, Mich., auto maker will unveil next month a hands-free Bluetooth wireless system and in-vehicle operating system developed by Microsoft that will eventually be an option for its entire Ford brand lineup, according to people familiar with the matter. The new system, to be dubbed Sync, will allow for hands-free cellphone communication and other wireless information transfers inside the car, including the ability to receive email and download ...