04 Jan 2016
Today Ford announced that QNX will be using SmartDeviceLink (SDL), an open-source smartphone app interface which allows consumers easy app access via voice commands. In addition to Ford, Toyota Motor Corporation will be using this technology. The press release also states that PSA Peugeot Citroën, Honda, Subaru and Mazda are also exploring this option.
According to Paula Elsila, CEO of Livio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford and the project maintainer of the SDL open source project, “Through our collaboration with QNX Software Systems, SDL will gain exposure to the many automakers and Tier 1 suppliers that use QNX technology as the software foundation for their infotainment and telematics solutions. With its large market share, QNX can play a key role in driving the adoption of auto industry standards, and we are excited to work with them in building vendor-neutral technology that can simplify the integration of smartphone apps in any brand or type of vehicle.“
Once again, BlackBerry/QNX leads the way!