I am very much excited about the endless opportunities and issues this could bring into our lives! – Fiat could do it right now!
First up was a walk through of what Ford is calling its App Ecosystem. The company is exposing software libraries that will, in theory, allow any Bluetooth device to communicate with the vehicle. That means Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Palm, and whatever else you want are in the game. Applications will be able to write to the Sync display, have the car read text to speech, receive voice commands, and receive some data from the car. Exactly what data remains to be seen, but full ODBII will not be available — at least not initially. Dreams of a boost gauge widget on your Droid remain unfulfilled.
Still I think you will need to do a lot of Paperwork with Ford once this API’s are available.