Toyota, Ford team on telematics in move against Apple, Google

Toyota will adopt Ford’s SmartDeviceLink system to offer smartphone connectivity in its vehicles, and the two automakers have invited other manufacturers to join them against tech firms such as Apple and Google in the battle to control the connected-car market. Separately, Chrysler’s parent, FCA, has upgraded its Uconnect telematics system, which works with Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto.