Sunday, 1 November 2009

I can't see this going wrong ...

... can you?

Ford is planning to open its Sync in-car computing platform to third party app developers


"My Sat-nav doesn't work!"

"Have you tried rebooting the car?"

"Fuck off, you cunt."

But wait, there's more!

"The way we're developing the toolkit, you could sit in the comfort of your home and plan a roadtrip," he says. Using a smartphone or computer, you'd then add points of interest or other plans. "At the click of a button, the cloud would make all that available to you in the car, and it would broadcast it to your social networking groups."


What, you mean like I've been doing with my TomTom for the last five years?

Major facepalmage!

11 comments:

JuliaM said...

No, no, thiis'll be different, it...errr...

Optimistic Cynic said...

"Students will be encouraged to build cloud-connected apps in almost any computing language they want: Java, C, C++, and so on;"

Cloud-connected apps? So, you go into a tunnel and your car shuts down?

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

Well, as long as it makes 'em lots of money...

Bristol Dave said...

Java? Fucking Java? Who on earth is going to want to run a java-developed app in their car?

Mitch said...

Clown connected apps hahahahahah! magic!!

Whatever next the wheel with a pc in it.

Head Strong said...

Hey, they are the only American car company that decided not to suckle from the government tit. More power to them.

JuliaM said...

"Whatever next the wheel with a pc in it."

Nope. This.

Less KITT, more Gillian McKeith...

Fidel Cuntstruck said...

Actually this could be a load of fun, especially when you contact the help desk :0)

"How many lightings can you see sir?"

"I don't know... I'm trying to drive the fucking car!!"

patently said...

Major facepalmage!

Is he a colleague of that well known causer of faults, General Protection?

subrosa said...

It's all over my head - thank goodness.

I'll stick with my trusty Garmin which hasn't been updated for a couple of years. I like it that way.

microdave said...

I've managed quite nicely with maps, and the occasional written route plan for 35 years. And as for black boxes and holographic "back seat drivers" - that's when I'll be emigrating, if not before.....

Technology has no place in my 22 year old car.