What is SDL

About SDL

SmartDeviceLink™ connects in-vehicle infotainment systems to smartphone applications allowing automakers the opportunity to provide customers with highly integrated connected experiences, and app developers with new and exciting ways of connecting with their customers. Select a platform below and get started with SDL today!


Key Components


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.

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2017 – Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company are forming SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit organization working to manage an open source software platform with t...

Paul Elsila

11 Jan 2017

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Our Partners


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.