Ford and Toyota Establish SmartDeviceLink Consortium to Accelerate Industry-Driven Standard for In-Vehicle Apps Press

Ford and Toyota are establishing SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit to manage open source software for smartphone app development for vehicles Members include automakers Mazda Motor Corporation, PSA Group, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) and Suzuki Motor Corporation, as well as suppliers Elektrobit, Luxoft, and Xevo Consortium focused on significantly increasing choice for consumers in how they connect and control their …

Abalta Expands The Power of SDL for Automakers


LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2016 – Abalta Technologies, Inc. today announced that it is extending its WebLink smartphone platform to interface with the SmartDeviceLink (SDL) standard, the automaker’s solution for running smartphone applications in the car.

Stop the Dashboard Insanity

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Speaking as part of the digital track at this week’s NAB confab, John Ellis proclaimed the demise of the dashboard radio in the coming world of automated vehicles.  The headline reporting his talk in Tom Taylor’s newsletter was “Radio is on a path to extinction in the vehicle.”  There’s no point in being subtle if you’re John Ellis especially if you …

Sync 3 gives me a reason to want to drive Ford cars again

Road Show by CNET Press

When Ford first rolled out Sync eight years ago, I was favorably impressed with how well it interacted with my phone. I could push a button and ask it to call anyone in my contact list, or tell it to play a specific artist or album stored on my phone. That was rocket science in 2008.

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