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StanleyCup

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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:59:21 AM

Ford Motor Co. plans to revert to more traditional knobs and buttons in its MyFord Touch infotainment and control system.

The system has hurt Ford's ratings in several quality surveys. Customers have complained the system is bulky, distracting and overly complicated to use. Ford has issued several software upgrades.

Ford hinted at its plan to change MyFord Touch today in a press release touting improvements in the system's quality.

Ford's F-series pickup models already include the latest MyFord Touch system with more redundant knobs and buttons.

"A similar balance" is "planned for future Ford vehicles," the release said.

The automaker revealed its plans just days before J.D. Power's annual Initial Quality Study, which reviews new-car quality, is set to be released.

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gs7101
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 7:24:40 AM

Knobs work; why change a proven function?
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 1:30:11 AM

My Ford Touch works fine in my F350
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bston
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 1:02:37 AM

There can be pros & cons to knobs or push buttons.
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Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:48:14 PM

OK
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:47:27 PM

I like knobs
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:26:07 PM

Good move by Ford.
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paulp24
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:38:02 PM

Probably a good idea
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BigTruc
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:51:11 PM

About time. I hope other manufacturers will do the same.
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:32:23 PM

As with all interfaces, newer isn't always better (e.g., Windows 8). We drivers need something we can feel quickly.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:43:06 PM

What about the bells and whistles?
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:12:44 PM

Buttons are quicker to control.
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ObieDog
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:53:25 AM

Hee hee.
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Nikontraveler
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:16:55 AM

Knobs and buttons.... a revolutionary new design to replace outdated technology like touch screens.
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GSKHY
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 10:00:14 AM

Adding anything to a car is to sell it. take care
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:57:27 AM

I saw this on TV this morning.
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wamster
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:49:38 AM

The control panel in the article looks very clunky. On my Ford I have two knobs for the radio, and controls on the steering wheel, which don't require me to look at them while driving.

Other than mapping software updates being expensive; I'm pleased with my system.
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runway12
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:44:21 AM

All the bells and whistles to sell a car these days.
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Skunk63
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:18:12 AM

Touch screens for everything for the driver is incredibly short sighted. When was the last time you looked at your turn signal stalk or your parking brake? Levers and knobs are intuitive and don't require eyesight to manipulate. Just because the climate control and stereo/nav system look clean it doesn't amount to improvement.
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JDchefF
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:04:03 AM

Less distractions than with touch screens.
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lcleveland
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:08:04 AM

buttons????????? ok
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stuman714
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:04:54 AM

Back to basics is a great idea for all.
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Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:56:33 AM

can't touch this...........
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:55:36 AM

Yes, buttons would be a nice touch...... pun intended...
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qwerty17
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:42:17 AM

k.i.s.s.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:34:01 AM

Traditional knobs worked, so there was no reason to change them; don't fix something that was never broke!
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BigRedVTX
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:16:53 AM

Fits in with AAA findings about distractions even in hands free applications.
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:14:10 AM

They trusted the engineers
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ForeignBody
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:57:38 AM

Why did it take Ford so long to realize that they had got it wrong?
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335d1
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:44:21 AM

Keeping it simple.
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:29:05 AM

didn't I just read this yesterday...............
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:15:42 AM

Glad I don't have that problem.
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danny999
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:14:21 AM

How about making Fusions so you don't bang your head getting in.There are too many buttons to be pushed turned etc.That's starting to creep in to a lot of cars.
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dr047
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:10:07 AM


"My Touch" was not a "Better Idea"
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:03:09 AM

better yrt, why not take it OUT of every ford
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amerk73
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:01:26 AM

cool
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:32:01 AM

OK if you are a ford fan
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:28:03 AM

Temporary back lash for now, till the rest of us catch up with the "pod"
generation.
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csnvcas
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:53:48 AM

Ok
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Bussman
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:53:18 AM

The Braille option package.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:28:04 AM

typical.
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Realakman
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:28:01 AM

fords suck = from 40 year mechanic
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SBlouch
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:56:46 AM

It is back to the basic knobs and buttons after much complaining from the customer.
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:55:31 AM

buttons are something people can feel/find without looking
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:51:16 AM

I can't wait for iOS in 2014 cars!!
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MyRedSky
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:48:10 AM

smart.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:45:47 AM

Okay
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SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:44:51 AM

Bring back the knobs and buttons.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:30:47 AM

Looks like Old wine in new Bottles.
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R209
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:29:53 AM

Yes to knobs and buttons.
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:27:19 AM

Knobs and buttons > endless menus to navigate through.
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