It’s a Wrap: MakeItDriveable Challenge 2019 Lisbon
The one-and-a-half day event saw a pre-selected group of companies pitch a cross-section of Ford groups including Commercial Vehicle Services, Ford Pass, Ford Credit Europe, Connected Vehicle Platform Team, Partnerships and the Ford Developer Program. It was the first time key stakeholder groups from across Ford were represented on-site. A key part of the challenge this year was that all challenge participants were pre-assigned Ford mentors which ensured that they had ample time to engage and gain feedback.
AppLink is a suite of APIs that provide the ability for mobile developers to extend the command and control of a mobile application to the in-vehicle Human Machine Interface (HMI).

SmartDeviceLink (SDL) is an open-source POSIX-compliant technology platform on which the Ford AppLink product is built and allows it to communicate between applications running on a mobile device and our SYNC in-vehicle software.
OpenXC is a non-production open source interface, designed to attract top developers to experiment with DIY projects in Ford vehicles (with or without SYNC).

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Blog Update
That’s a wrap for MakeItDriveable 2019 Lisbon.
Thanks to all participating teams at this year’s challenge and congratulations to our winners: TuneFork (Israel), SpaceTime Layers (Netherlands), Road.Travel(UK), CardioID (Portugal). Check out
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