Toyota to explore Ford’s SDL in-car smartphone app interface

(Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said it reached an agreement with Ford Motor to explore collaboration for the implementation of Ford’s SmartDeviceLink (SDL) technology in future Toyota and Lexus vehicles. SDL is an open source platform that integrates smartphones apps with vehicles through dashboard buttons, display screens and voice recognition technology.


This update includes comments from both Ford and Toyota. If these companies can collaborate on the smartphone topic and further develop a solution, the majority of cars could have the same technology.

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