Originally Posted by shotgun
Keep in mind that Sync is NOT the GPS; it's not the radio; it's not the CD/MP3/DVD player; it's not climate control; it's not BT handsfree and stereo; and it's not Sirius.
It's a module (hardware and software) that provides voice control over these items as well as 'seemless' integration. It's difficult to clearly define the line between the components and Sync itself.
Allow you to spell POIs.
Overcome BT limitations imposed by phone manufacturers and carriers (phonebook auto download, poor voice quality). This will likely have to be a combination of software and pressure on phone manufacturers.
Provide more detailed performance data in VHR.
Voice activation of mileage tracking for business.
Voice activation of GPS tracking cookies and or tracks.
Provide PC based mapping program to create and download routes, waypoints, etc. (similar to Mapsource) (may be outside Sync's arena).
Download contacts from the phone as destinations (selectable).
Provide satellite and/or hybrid mapping (may be outside of Sync's arena).
You CAN spell POI's. I've been doing it since day 1. I rarely search for POI's by category as it takes too long.
As for my wishes:
1. Voice recognition to be more consistent
2. Integrate my Escort 9500ix radar detector
3. Run the platform on Unix, not Windows! I'm just waiting for a dreaded blue screen one of these days
4. Create a track ball in the middle console so you don't have to punch a thousand different buttons on the dash... too distracting