SmartDeviceLink - Smartphone Application that Operates via Voice Command

By CIOReview | Wednesday, January 6, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV: Toyota Motor, automotive manufacturer has recently adopted Ford’s SmartDeviceLink, an open source software that allows drivers to access Smartphone apps through voice control.  SmartDeviceLink software provides an organized platform to maintain brand specific entertainment and connectivity system which delivers a secure car connectivity service.

“Ford is making the software available as open-source, because customers throughout the industry benefit if everybody speaks one language”, says Don Butler, Executive Director, Connected Vehicle and Services, Ford.

 SmartDeviceLink offers SYNC AppLink feature that helps users to connect their Smartphone apps with voice commands. With Ford’s technology, automobile industry can increase the number of applications available for in-vehicle use. SmartDeviceLink is available in many brands and  includes common industry software so that developers can provide all-in-one platform to customers.

SmartDeviceLink allows drivers to manage latest smartphone applications by using display screens, buttons and voice recognition functions. Voice recognition technology delivers a hands-free bridge between user and SmartPhone applications. SYNC AppLink is available for Android, and iPhone, and can be downloaded via Google play and iTunes App Store.

“Developing a safer and more secure in-car smartphone connectivity service – which better matches individual vehicle features – is exactly the value and advantage an automaker can offer customers,” says Shigeki Terashi, Executive Vice President, Toyota.