Back in August we reported that the Ford Edge had received a small makeover, now the Blue Oval has another model from the line, the 2011 Ford Edge Sport. This version will also come with the MyFord Touch interface, which received a huge update back in July, but there have been reports that the interface is still laggy.
Matt Burns from CrunchGear has been spending some time with the new Edge Sport, and was shocked at how space age it all feels. Looking at the dash it reminds me of the Starship Enterprise – the one from the Star Trek reboot. You still have a traditional analog speedometer, but there are LCD screens on either side.
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However, the business end of things is the main screen in the centre of the dash. The screen is 8-inches in size, so more than large enough to see what you are controlling. It seems a shame that Ford stuck with Microsoft for the interface and did not go with Apple, as there is at least a 2-second delay after you pressed the screen for the action to take place – this will become tiresome after a while.
Burns says that this is only a minor issue, and will not seem that bad once you get used to it – but with the kind of technology available, this should not be happening. Do you think that Ford should ask Apple to design their MyFord Touch interface?