2019

Plan to make it to MakeItDriveable Lisbon 2019!

Published: August 19, 2019 In just three weeks on the MakeItDriveable City Tour 2019, we visited Porto, Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, Zurich, Paris and Amsterdam. We’re starting to feel like the Rolling Stones! And although we didn’t actually perform for millions, it certainly felt like it. All told, we met more than 100 startups at City Tour events and reviewed 35 pitches to the Ford team. Photo by Andreas Brücke Read more.

Ford MakeItDriveable Lisbon - applications now being accepted

Published: May 30, 2019 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 http://www.makeitdriveable.com/.   Read more.

Look back on MWC Barcelona 2019: New technologies, new directions

Published: March 11, 2019 With over 109,000 visitors from over 198 countries MWC Barcelona (February 25–28) was yet another successful event for the Ford Dev Team which saw them showcasing the latest innovations around SDL technology. Two new AppLinkTM integrated navigation apps were revealed at the event: Sygic Truck Navigation and what3words. Read more.

Join the Ford Dev Team in Barcelona Mobile World Congress 2019

Published: February 12, 2019   Join the Ford Dev Team in Barcelona from 25-28 February for the Mobile World Congress and experience the latest in in-car technology demonstrated through the power of innovation using SDL. Ford is collaborating with start-ups, major businesses and industry leaders across the globe to make the car more connected than ever before. From delivering your favorite navigation apps to helping you connect to meetings, Ford is making your car journey as seamless and stress-free as possible.

FordDev & SDL well represented at 2019 CES

Published: January 23, 2019 If you’ve ever been to CES you know what it’s like when your destination is “just over there”—but it still takes you an hour to arrive. You know the pain of walking 20 miles per day and never seeming to get anywhere. And you’re intimately familiar with surviving on less sleep in a week than you’d normally get in a night. Read more.