Ford MakeItDriveable Lisbon - applications now being accepted

Ford is bringing the annual MakeItDriveable Challenge to Lisbon this year, September 25-26.  As usual, only selected companies will be invited to attend the Challenge.  For details on our selection criteria, including prizes, and how to apply visit


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
SDL Gets the Job Done!
You know that SDL is the industry standard for connecting a driver&rsq... Read more
Blog Update
Look back on MWC Barcelona 2019: New technologies, new directions
Ford Dev Team Europe pictured at MWC Barcelona, February 25-28, 2019. (Left-right) Peter Geffers, Andreas Brockers, Daniela Rauhut, Scott Lyons, Don Butler, Borbala Nagy, Silvio
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Ford Helps Point Businesses in the Right Direction with New Connected Vehicle Navigation Apps at MWC Barcelona 2019
Ford announces new in‑vehicle apps designed to help drivers – including those in larger commercial vehicles – navigate to new destinations quickly, confidently and accurately
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