Get ready for another excuse not to leave your car, or at-least to drive more safely. FORD has already sped past the competition and equipped their Fiesta vehicles with smartphone app integration with SYNC. The newest addition to SYNC is AppLink, a software program that offers SYNC users voice control of apps stored on their smartphone. Unfortunately, only a few smartphone apps such as Pandora are compatible with AppLink so far, but more should be coming soon. SYNC already works with both Android and BlackBerry handsets, and it will be compatible with the iPhone next year too.
“More and more drivers are using their devices and their apps while in the car,” said Doug VanDagens, director of Ford Connected Services. “With AppLink, SYNC is a smarter solution for these drivers who choose to use these apps while driving – making it the only connectivity system available that can extend app functionality to the car using both voice and steering wheel controls.”
2011 SYNC-equipped Ford Fiesta owners will need to log in to their account on syncmyride to access the free AppLink download in the Update & Customize section.