SDL enables automakers to maintain their user experience and driver distraction standards throughout the vehicle.
Open Source Android and iOS libraries are provided to developers with features such as video streaming, voice integration, and real time vehicle data.
SDL gives drivers control over the flow of their data between the vehicle and connected applications.
Toyota announced their adoption of SDL during CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Together, Toyota and Ford welcome collaboration with other automakers and app developers to explore the benefits of SDL. Toyota is planning SDL rollout on select Toyota and Lexus vehicles around 2018.
Ford contributed SDL to the open source community in 2013 and is continuing to lead the effort for adoption and improvement of the standard. Ford's latest infotainment offering, SYNC 3, comes equipped with AppLink, powered by SDL.