Awhile back we had covered a developer initiative that Ford was spearheading for their Sync system which would allow drivers to control smartphone apps using in-car controls and voice. Today, that AppLink software went live for Ford Fiesta owners, including with it previously-unannounced iPhone support. Three apps are leading the charge here: Pandora, Stitcher, and OpenBeak, all with varied availability dates. Using AppLink you could, say, start playing a specific Pandora station, or send a tweet by hitting the voice control button and saying “Play Bananarama Radio” or “Tweet I’m driving while tweeting. Look out southbound drivers on the 417.” Here’s a video of it all in action from the last CES showing the whole thing off. (Update: Turns out you can’t tweet while you drive, you just get incoming tweets read out loud to you.)
If you’ve got a Ford Fiesta, head over to syncmyride.com to get the software update.