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Integrating SDL…easy as child’s play!

Published: May 13, 2021 What are the best ways to spend time during a pandemic? How about with a pile of LEGOS, a curiosity for what SDL can do, and your daughter as your lead designer! Read more.

Have Your Voice Be Heard!

Published: March 19, 2021 Tech policy is being rewritten the world over, and 3rd party developers (like the dinosaurs) are blissfully unaware that their doom is a realistic outcome. Read more.

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

Published: November 11, 2020 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. Read more.

SDL Gets the Job Done!

Published: May 7, 2019 You know that SDL is the industry standard for connecting a driver’s favorite consumer apps like Waze, iHeartRadio, ACast, and Pandora, but did you know that SDL can empower fleets, enterprise, or virtually any commercial vehicle (CV) owner with unparalleled visibility and control in to the movements, operations, and efficiency of a fleet of any size? Read more.

Ford Connect

Published: May 7, 2019 FordDev is excited to announce the availability of the first Ford Connected Vehicle APIs to our global community. These APIs will allow developers to integrate remotely with Ford and Lincoln connected vehicles directly through the embedded modem.  Fordconnect, modem, trunk delivery, remote services Read more.

New Connected Vehicle Navigation Apps announced at MWC Barcelona 2019

Published: February 25, 2019 Ford announced today at MWC Barcelona, two new SDL-integrated navigation Apps; what3words and Sygic Truck Navigation. What3words helps people find places quickly and accurately with the power of just three words. The service divides the entire planet into three metre squares, assigning each a unique three word address. Sygic Truck Navigation Sygic Truck Navigation brings, for the first time, routing features tailored to commercial vehicle drivers, helping them avoid narrow roads and low bridges. Also announced Tidal, the artist-owned audiophile-quality music streaming service, is arriving in Ford vehicles in Europe. Read more.

Watch the Make It Driveable Tel Aviv Event Video

Published: September 10, 2018 Fleet Fuel Management Solution and Touch Based Infotainment System Named the Winners of the 2018 Make It Driveable Challenge Tel Aviv. The event took place during the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival, which draws hundreds of high-tech companies, investors and international corporations together. The Challenge attracted more than 140 developers and service providers, with 23 teams from Israel and Europe participating in the two-day challenge. Read more.

Mobile World Congress

Published: July 24, 2018 With successful announcements and demonstrations of AppLink’s new marquee partners – including Waze, WebEx, Acast, and Radioplayer – the FordDev Team enjoyed a hugely successful MWC in Barcelona. Read more.

2000 channels and they’re always on – what’s not to Heart?

Published: July 24, 2018 As one of the first partners to launch an AppLink enabled app, iHeartMedia has worked closely with the FordDev team over the last seven years – and as they shift support to their flagship iHeartRadio application, Scott Burnell talks about the lessons learned, and why the iHeart approach is working Read more.

It’s time to drive smarter: Waze makes its fully-integrated big-screen debut on Ford SYNC

Published: July 18, 2018 With 100 million users worldwide, the crowd-sourced traffic-busting navigation app Waze is obviously doing something right – and now, it’s coming to an infotainment screen near you… Read more.