AppLink Offers Hands-Free Twitter Technology To Drivers
Motorists will soon be able to get tweets on the go with Ford’s new technology.
Motorists will soon be able to get tweets on the go with Ford’s new hands-free technology. Beginning with select 2011 models, drivers will be able to have their Tweets read aloud to them through AppLink, a downloadable software first introduced by Ford in April.
The AppLink software uses voice recognition to run applications on iPhones and BlackBerries. It is part of Ford’s hand-free SYNC system, which can also read out incoming text messages and follow voice commands to select songs on the car’s MP3 player. For the Twitter follower, AppLink can read updated tweets out loud to the driver, but does not enable drivers to respond.