Start-Up Animation Issue

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Hey y'all, got my new Bronco Sport last week (Area 51 Outer Banks). I'm loving it so far! One of my favorite features is the on-screen animation with the rocks and Bronco but I've noticed that each time it starts up, it gets choppy/glitchy at the same point before finishing smoothly. I know this is a very minor issue in the grand scheme of things but I was just wondering if there's any way it could be fixed. Or, is this a common issue that I just need to accept and move on? Thanks!





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Hey y'all, got my new Bronco Sport last week (Area 51 Outer Banks). I'm loving it so far! One of my favorite features is the on-screen animation with the rocks and Bronco but I've noticed that each time it starts up, it gets choppy/glitchy at the same point before finishing smoothly. I know this is a very minor issue in the grand scheme of things but I was just wondering if there's any way it could be fixed. Or, is this a common issue that I just need to accept and move on? Thanks!
I noticed that in the 2 demo units I drove, you'd think that would be an easy fix. They should fix that for sure or give you the option to turn it off.

Get annoying in time for sure.
 

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Video buffering, they all do that.
 

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They should’ve put another stick of ram in that dash!
 

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Video buffering, they all do that.
I have experience in this area- embedded control systems and human machine interfaces.

This should be localized processing, not streaming over the CAN-Bus.

I suspect when this was in the development environment, it presented smoothly.

If choppy/glitchy now, it was either never properly tested in the production environment or this can be a result of some hardware substitution in the production units (chip shortage?). Nevertheless, it is a design flaw, and the animation shouldn't be there if the hardware cannot support it properly.

Say what you will, but this is a flaw.
 

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Mine doesn't do that. It's smooth for the time it's on.

Edited to add. I set it up to connect with my home WiFi the first day I got it and using an app on my phone, I saw where the Bronco connected for a half hour or so, then disconnected. Maybe I got a software update in that time.
 

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Mine doesn't do that. It's smooth for the time it's on.

Edited to add. I set it up to connect with my home WiFi the first day I got it and using an app on my phone, I saw where the Bronco connected for a half hour or so, then disconnected. Maybe I got a software update in that time.
Hopefully, that's the case. It presents a bit like a race condition.



Definition:
Race Condition (Software) Race condition in software is an undesirable event that can happen when multiple entities access or modify shared resources in a system. The system behaves correctly when these entities use the shared resources as expected.

Race conditions have to do with attempts by a system or individual device to engage in multitasking. Generally, a race condition exists when the system is attempting to process two or more different operations simultaneously, but is unable to do so.
 
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Mine says it’s s up to date and still does it.
 

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Hopefully, that's the case. It presents a bit like a race condition.



Definition:
Race Condition (Software) Race condition in software is an undesirable event that can happen when multiple entities access or modify shared resources in a system. The system behaves correctly when these entities use the shared resources as expected.

Race conditions have to do with attempts by a system or individual device to engage in multitasking. Generally, a race condition exists when the system is attempting to process two or more different operations simultaneously, but is unable to do so.
I'm a retired Electronic Engineer/Programmer so I'm very familiar with Race conditions. First saw them when we were working in Digital Sequential way back when.

Watched the screens again today when I went to the store, and no, it's absolutely smooth.
 

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I'm a retired Electronic Engineer/Programmer so I'm very familiar with Race conditions. First saw them when we were working in Digital Sequential way back when.

Watched the screens again today when I went to the store, and no, it's absolutely smooth.
Interesting that yours is good and others not, assuming hardware/software is consistent.
 

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Happens 95% of the time on my new badlands as well. Obviously not a big deal, but its not like any of this is custom... you'd think they would have tested their startup animations on a production vehicle during startup..
Hopefully an OTA coming in the future.
 

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