iDrive iPhone app arrives to remotely drive your car

It may have been a truly diabolical Bond film, but Tomorrow Never Dies was at least memorable for its flagship gadget – an Ericsson phone that could r

It may have been a truly diabolical Bond film, but Tomorrow Never Dies was at least memorable for its flagship gadget – an Ericsson phone that could remotely drive a BMW.

Fast forward twelve years, and it's finally been turned into reality by some geeky Germans with the iDrive app for iPhone.

Sadly, it's not quite ready to take control of your Fiesta quite yet – the 'Spirit of Berlin' car in the video below has been heavily modded with extras like a Wi-Fi antenna, making it look distinctly like the Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 car.

But it the app itself is well realised, with buttons for accelerating and braking and a live video stream so you can see whose pet you're about to flatten.

Now, if only they could create a similar app for a hybrid of a Draganfly remote control helicopter and a Nerf gun...