Ap­pLink

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Ap­pLink will be ar­riv­ing in Aus­tralia later this year, mak­ing it eas­ier (and more le­gal) for you to ac­cess apps on your smart­phone while driv­ing.

The tech will en­able you to con­trol apps that af­fect your driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence us­ing voice com­mands. This builds on Ford’s highly suc­cess­ful SYNC plat­form, which the au­to­mo­tive gi­ant ex­pects to have in­stalled in 14 mil­lion cars by 2015.

Ford has kept its pro­pri­etary Ap­pLink code open-sourced in or­der to en­tice de­vel­op­ers to the plat­form, which has around 100 apps at present. With ex­pan­sion into Aus­tralia, China and In­dia this year and New Zealand, Tai­wan and Thai­land in 2015 we’ll hope­fully be see­ing more shortly. ford.com.au, out 2014

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