Ford, Toyota team up to counter Apple, Google in all out dashboard...

Ford, Toyota team up to counter Apple, Google in all out dashboard war

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Toyota Motor Corp and Ford Motor Co adopted the same software to link smart phone apps to vehicle dashboard screen.  This to counter Apple Inc and Google’s push to control cars of the future. Toyota and Ford said they will adopt a Ford developed software called SmartDeviceLink or SDL. SDL technology integrates smart phone apps with vehicles through dashboard buttons, display screens and voice recognition technology.