Ford, Toyota back open-source platform for in-car apps

Wednesday 4 January 2017 | 10:29 CET | News
Ford and Toyota have partnered to develop an open source software platform for connecting and controlling smartphones in vehicles, called SmartDeviceLink. In an attempt to pre-empt platforms from mobile majors such as Google or Apple, the companies have united a wide range of vehicle makers around the platform based on Ford's AppLink, which was already made open source in 2013. Members of the SmartDeviceLink consortium include Mazda, PSA, Fuji Heavy Industries and Suzuki Motor, as well as component suppliers Elektrobit, Luxoft and Xevo. Audio manufacturers and software developers Harman,

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Elektrobit / Harman / Panasonic
Countries: World
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