Events Archives

MakeItDriveable (Virtually) in October 2020!

Published: June 17, 2020 It’s been 9 months since MakeItDriveable 2019 in Lisbon, and if you’d told us THEN what we all know NOW, we wouldn’t have believed you. So, first, let’s get the obvious out of the way. This year’s MakeItDriveable Challenge will be virtual—held 20–21 October, 2020. Read more.

FordDev and Capitol Records Challenge Developers to Move Music Forward

Published: February 4, 2020 Over $16,000 in cash and prizes awarded at Capitol 360. The historic Capitol Records building in sunny Hollywood, California, hosted the final event in the 2019 Make It Driveable series. Read more.

Make It Driveable in Hollywood and win BIG!

Published: October 24, 2019 How can today’s technology evolve the music experience in the car from discovering new artists and music, to purchasing concert tickets and merchandise, to immersive lifestyle experiences that deliver just-in-time content, personalized offers, and can connect fans with all aspects of their favorite artists? Grand Prize: $12,000 PLUS 20-hours of remote support for continued integration of the winning app. Read more.

It’s a Wrap: MakeItDriveable Challenge 2019 Lisbon

Published: October 2, 2019 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. Read more.

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   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.

2018 SDL Developer Conference [VIDEO]

Published: October 24, 2018 As the SDLC and its open-source connectivity platform approaches its 2nd anniversary, the FordDev team, along with its consortium partners, recently wrapped up their second annual SDL Developer Conference in Los Angeles, which was held from 11th to the 14th of September.  Read more.