British engineering firm MMI is selling the Avocet sports car program including its design, all data as well as production and intellectual property rights. The car itself is a 1,600 pound mid-engined two-seater. Not a Miata, but close in spirit!
Even the best factory infotainment system is a heavy piece of techno-vanilla designed to inflate a car's sticker price and already bloated waistline. I look forward to the day we'll replace it with something better. Sadly, the iPad isn't it.
Ford's successful voice command multimedia interface is called SYNC, implying a partnership between man and machine. The new BMW multimedia interface is called Voice Control, implying you're the master of all your techno music.
We're not sure which of those, if either, is true. But although we've got to admit we're impressed with some of the new technical features the brand all about precision has added to their vehicles as of late — we're not so sure they're able to proclaim all of their vehicles as being equals with the iPhone. Mostly…