Ford & Livio Support SmartDeviceLink Standard

livioconnectFord Motor Company subsidiary, Livio, announced it will support SmartDeviceLink as the industry standard for in-vehicle infotainment and offer SDL code and support for suppliers, OEM partners and app developers in 2014.

Livio app partners can become compatible with SDL technology through new software updates. Livioany is supporting SDL immediately and plans to offer code for its suppliers and OEM partners in 2014.

Livio will have demonstrations at the International CES in their booth with DENSO, KPIT Technologies, Humax Automotive, and Pioneer Electronics. Other hardware partners include Visteon and VOXX Electronics Corporation.

Livio will showcase its SDL-compatible Livio Connect technology at Booth 3305 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 7-10, 2014.

Livio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, was founded in the guest bedroom of CEO Jake Sigal’s home in Ferndale, Mich. in 2008. Still based in metro Detroit, Livio is an emerging leader in automotive technology.