Ford opensources Connected Vehicle Technology

“SmartDeviceLink is the agnostic app interface software that Ford contributed to the open-source community to set the industry standard for accessing smartphone apps inside the vehicle,” said Angie Kozleski at Ford Communications. “SmartDeviceLink is the open-source software on which the Ford AppLink platform is built, providing customers with an easier way to access their smartphone apps via voice command or touch-screen interface.  “SmartDeviceLink gives developers the opportunity to create a single app that will be compatible across multiple platforms,” she said. “This unique solution helps ease the burden on developers who currently have to create applications for multiple platforms, adding complexity, time and cost to a project.