Nothing “virtual” about it—the MakeItDriveable Virtual Challenge was a real success

After a year that no one could have predicted, a spot of bright news.

We’ve just wrapped up another fabulously successful MakeItDriveable Challenge. Now in its 7th year, MakeItDriveable 2020 presented the same opportunity to engage directly with Ford for a chance at fast-tracking your idea to market.

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).

Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation app, helping millions of drivers avoid traffic, save time and money. It’s home to the largest n... Read more
Headquartered in Sweden, developers of the hugely popular podcast app ACast, was one of the winners of our Ford 2017 “Make it Driveable” P... Read more
MakeItDriveable (Virtually) in October 2020!
It’s been 9 months since MakeItDriveable 2019 in Lisbon, and if ... Read more
Blog Update
SDL iOS 6.6: v6.6.0 - SystemCapabilityManager Updates and Many Fixes
This release brings enhancements and bug fixes including SystemCapabilityManager updates and Secondary Transport fixes. Remember that some features only work on head units that
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FordDev and Capitol Records Challenge Developers to Move Music Forward
The historic Capitol Records building in sunny Hollywood, California, hosted the final event in the 2019 Make It Driveable series
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