The Future of Your Car's Entertainment: Ford Sync vs. Apple's iOS in the Car

The following video is from Friday's installment of the Motley Fool's Weekly Tech Review, in which host Chris Hill, and analysts Eric Bleeker and Jason Moser take a look at the biggest stories driving the tech sector this week.

While much ado has been made about the battle for your living room among the tech giants, your car is a battleground often overlooked by investors, and the competition is heating up. In this segment, Eric discusses how including cars in Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) iOS or Google's (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) Android ecosystems could keep the technology from becoming outmoded longer than if automakers make their own proprietary in-car systems. He also discusses which automakers are already on board with the idea, and why some holdouts such as Ford (NYSE: F  ) could be making a big mistake.

The full video is available here.

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The relevant video segment can be found between 0:00 and 4:06.


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  • Report this Comment On June 28, 2013, at 9:16 PM, bbrriilliiaanntt wrote:

    The car makers, e.g. Ford / BMW

    Have spent a lot of time and effort to create differentiation to their autos with their in-system tech. They are loath to back down, and there is probably some pride on the line as well (think if you were in that division of BMW).

    However, to think they can create the same experience as an Apple-curated experience, that is 'future proof' through iOS upgrades, is not realistic. They will come around, but I can understand their hesitation.

    Thank you for the Vid/Article...

  • Report this Comment On June 28, 2013, at 9:22 PM, mattysmitty wrote:

    The BMW system is sluggish

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