Wed, 18 May 2011
It's going to take a while for me to get used to the idea that I may need to reboot my car as often as I do my laptop computer, iPhone or Kindle. But that seems to be the case so far in our first three weeks of owning a 2012 Ford Focus.
The latest episode, captured in an iPhone recording I made, involved a frozen touchscreen as Darlene and I were driving Interstate 25 south from Casper, Wyoming, to Denver. There was no danger. I simply turned off the highway at the La Prele exit so I could shut off the car's engine. When I restarted the car, I was glad to see the SYNC screen shown in the photo, and when the pretty turquoise bar crawled all the way across the screen, we were back in business, listening to SIRiUs, giving Voice Recognition commands to the MyFord Touch lady, and watching the nav system detail our progress home.
How often does this happen? Have any of you had to pull out a fuse for three minutes to reboot your SYNC system? Will later generations of this software be more reliable? If you have thoughts on this or any other topic, please drop me an email at PodChronicles AT Gmail.
Also, Bob Rich of Novi, Michigan, has another good comment about all things USB and audio.