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#112 of 182 Re: Cross Traffic Indicator [steve_]
Feb 26, 2011 (2:26 pm)
Steve, The only thing I saw on that thread was the possibility of a loose fuse. Did I miss something?
I do get audible signals as I'm about to collide with an object directly behind me. The beeping increases in frequency the closer I get. Is this what I should be hearing if a vehicle approaches from the side?
IMO the whole of Sync, My Ford Touch, and the Nav. system has non-intuitive interface, as well as documentation that strongly suggests that insufficient resources were allocated toward making the systems user-friendly.
Ford better get with it toward making the system(s) usable, else the reputation of the much-ballyhooed system will suffer ... a lot.
The 2011 Edge is my fifth vehicle with OEM nav. system. I rank its user-friendliness near the bottom. I take my Garmin 1490T with me to do the serious stuff.
I say this as a loyal retired Ford engineer.
#113 of 182 Re: Cross Traffic Indicator [lateralg]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 26, 2011 (2:45 pm)
Did I miss something?
No, but a Sync fan may still be subscribed to it if you want to post over there. I haven't played with it but I thought most of the reviews were good. And it was helping Ford sell cars.
#114 of 182 Re: Cross Traffic Indicator [lateralg]
Feb 26, 2011 (5:14 pm)
Maybe it's only confusing for old retired people?
#115 of 182 Re: Cross Traffic Indicator [lateralg]
Feb 26, 2011 (8:57 pm)
It's always a good idea to check out multiple sources for information.
'BlueOvalNews' might be a good place to visit.
#116 of 182 Re: Cross Traffic Indicator [akirby]
Feb 26, 2011 (9:07 pm)
In case anyone things I was being nasty - that was a joke between old friends.
#117 of 182 Re: Cross Traffic Indicator [akirby]
Feb 27, 2011 (10:05 am)
No doubt about it.
#118 of 182 MyTouch?
by steve_ HOST
Mar 15, 2011 (8:19 pm)
A reporter is interested in speaking with anyone who is willing to share their recent (last 6-9 months) experience with ANY of the following systems: adaptive cruise control, collision warning/crash avoidance, blind-spot warning, pedestrian detection, self-parking, Ford MyKey or MyTouch, Ford Sync's cloud-based voice-activated features (directions, weather, sports, stock quotes, movies, restaurant/hotel info, etc), in-car on-demand ipod downloads.
If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to predmunds.com no later than 5pm EST on March 16, 2011 and include your name, state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and your phone number.
Mar 16, 2011 (9:28 am)
I attempted to email the following to predmunds.com but it was rejected.
1) Adaptive cruise control: My vehicle not so equipped.
2) Collision warning ... ??
3) Blind spot warning: Of little or no value. Doesn't give warning until front of an overtaking vehicle is beside rear of my vehicle. Please note that "blind spot" is the result of improper outside mirror aim.
4) Pedestrian Detection: My vehicle not so equipped. (Unless it's supposed to be part of the cross-traffic warning, which is malfunctioning on my Edge.)
5) Self Parking: My vehicle not so equipped.
6) MyKey/My touch: Nice features, but I'd like fob to be much smaller ... credit card size.
7) Voice-activated features. Inadequate, inaccurate owner instructions, combined with poor voice recognition, and web site that values form over function could kill this app. Voice commands are spread over several pages of owners' manual.
This needs, at least, a downloadable , editable list of all voice commands so owner can create his/her personalized list for quick reference while on the road. Expecting the owner to find within the manual which of the 16 pages contains the command needed is unrealistic. IMO Ford failed to provide the resources necessary to produce easy-to-follow instructions. In summary: An excellent system with instructions written by the three stooges. (This is not a slam at those who wrote the instructions, it's directed at those who failed to provide the necessary resources.)
As it now stands, after living with this system for 6 months, I still find it much more distracting than the "features" of my previously owned Mazda CX-9.
8) In-car on-demand ipod downloads. I have no interest in this.
Gary Schwartz P.E.
Michigan & Arizona