Ford has put forth an open-source standard for vehicle-integrated mobile apps. Here’s how they’re helping developers make use of it.
People: Don Butler
Ford’s Executive Director of Connected Vehicle and Services will speak on mobility and connectivity at a conference in June.
Showing a new model at an exhibition for the mobile industry? Ford’s either lost its mind, or it’s onto something.
“We’ve been working on [self-driving cars] for more than a decade. It’s not as if we need a partner to come help us.” -Don Butler
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and GPS location-based services are all inbound to Ford’s SYNC infotainment system.
In the future, your Ford will be able to communicate with devices in your home. Lord help us if they decide to revolt…
If Ford’s SmartDeviceLink software gains enough traction among other manufacturers and suppliers, it could become a new standard.
Good news for those who just can’t break away from Twitter: now, you can (safely) tweet n’ drive!