What is Ford thinking ?

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Ha good eye.

I saw an early 90’s Corsica a few weeks ago. Talk about a throwback. I rember as a kid my neighbors having a Cavalier Z/24 and I used to judge how fast cars were based on what the speedo numbers were. Good times.
Ha. My 88 LX 5.0 Speedo only went up to 85. The needle was buried most the time :)
 

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Sync4 is not a software update. Sync3 systems will not be “upgradeable” to Sync4, just like you cannot upgrade an iPhone X to an iPhone 11 or a Galaxy S10 to an S20. There will likely be a Sync3 v4.0 eventually, but that’s a software revision of Sync3 and has nothing to do with Sync4.
Yeah, it's [most likely] a tightly coupled hardware + software specification. While the underlying hardware architecture might support Sync 4 at the general software layer, the design target might require 2GB for the OS, 2K display res minimum, etc., etc.
 


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Late 2020 models will be equipped with a high bandwidth satellite dish similir to those in use with the US Army.

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But the engineers are still working out the aerodynamics.

And if Sync is based on Windows CE like ATMs can I connect by Bluetooth to withdraw cash?
 

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Given the utterly disgraceful 'security' in ATM and bank software in general, yes probably.
ATM software and networks are more secure than you think. And they don’t run on WinCE.
 

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And they don’t run on WinCE.
they run Win98 instead. :)
Some purveyors of ATM have cleaned up their acts. Others, not so much. True, it being 2020 things are better than they were 10 years ago.
 

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Never realized a benefit of the base Sync, no antenna.
 

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they run Win98 instead. :)
Some purveyors of ATM have cleaned up their acts. Others, not so much. True, it being 2020 things are better than they were 10 years ago.
They’re much better than that. The hardware and software are all modern. Some owners don’t care, and neglect their machines, or are too cheap to stay current. But that’s not the state of the industry at all. This is what my office looks like...

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Ha. My 88 LX 5.0 Speedo only went up to 85. The needle was buried most the time :)
Lol - that’s awesome. Think, your speedo was topped out in like an 1/8th mile. My favorite is having driven a fox or two with a bouncy speedometer.
 

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Lol - that’s awesome. Think, your speedo was topped out in like an 1/8th mile. My favorite is having driven a fox or two with a bouncy speedometer.
ha! I forgot about the bouncy speedometers. My 91GT’s was like a pogo stick
 

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My 80 280ZX speedo bounces below 20mph. Above that, needle remains steady. Guessing it's the speedo gear in the T5.
 

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Did a pre delivery inspection on a 2020 cs yesterday , and Ford has gone to this for there communication antenna. What the hell are they thinking !
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Howdy Folks,

I must say that I am surprised, this many replies and none of them mentioned what I am about to LOL. The "shark fin" antenna in the picture is an XM style satellite radio antenna. The smaller "waterdrop" antenna is the Sirius satellite radio antenna. When the two companies merged, the type of antenna and radio dictated "which" service they offered you. Car manufacturers that supported Sirius stuck with the "waterdrop" and the manufacturers that supported XM used the "shark fin." Ford was originally a Sirius company, so it is odd to see the XM antenna on this pic. FWIW, the only difference to the end-user is how the antenna looks, and the service level offered by SiriusXM (the combined company). Since you connect your vehicle to SiriusXM using your VIN, they (SiriusXM) handles which service you get automatically. It all comes out in the wash :-) Good luck!

Rich S.
 

 
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