UIEvolution Announces Support For GENIVI Alliance’s SmartDeviceLink (SDL)

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Industry leading connected car platform provider gives support to GENIVI Alliance standard for mobile application development targeting the automotive industry

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Livio is pleased to have industry leaders such as UIEvolution involved and participating in the SDL open source project. Their added support strengthens the SDL project and furthers its progress of becoming a standard for in-car connectivity.

UIEvolution, Inc., a global leader in highly scalable connected device software platforms for Enterprise companies in the Automotive, Hospitality, and Cruise industries, is proud to announce its support of SmartDeviceLink (SDL), an open-source version of Ford AppLink, contributed to the GENIVI Alliance and hosted on Github. Connecting smartphone apps to automotive infotainment systems, SDL fosters an open automotive app community and a unified approach for smartphone app developers to deliver their apps to connected cars in a safe and auto-friendly way.

SDL sets forth to standardize and make consistent delivery of applications to the many in-vehicle interfaces existing in the automotive vertical today. The end goal is to provide an expandable software framework to both mobile application developers and automotive head unit manufacturers that enable the creation of brought-in applications to seamlessly integrate into head units produced by leading automotive Tier 1 suppliers.

"Livio is pleased to have industry leaders such as UIEvolution involved and participating in the SDL open source project. Their added support strengthens the SDL project and furthers its progress of becoming a standard for in-car connectivity."

“We are excited to announce our support of SDL as a part of our industry leading automotive solution,” said Chris Ruff, CEO and president of UIEvolution. “The fragmentation of the automotive industry, while supporting two smartphone ecosystems, brings with it many challenges for app developers, particularly in the automotive vertical. Finding a way to have all of these technologies work together in one industry standard solution has been a problem. SmartDeviceLink provides a single method for safely developing and deploying one app on all SDL supported head units.”

“Being a global company, UIEvolution is extremely proud to support SDL, as it is being supported in many countries worldwide,” said Koji Hosaka, President of UIEvolution K.K. and GM of Automotive BU worldwide. “With this framework, developers will be more successful in developing applications for the connected car market that will work across multiple car manufacturers. Using SDL, OEM’s can create and adapt mobile applications for in-car use both quickly and cost effectively.”

UIEvolution will integrate SDL into its entire automotive platform including the UIEngine in-car app middleware UIEngine Link smartphone connectivity technology, as well as its cloud-based UIE CloudConnect platform. Since its entrance into the automotive market in 2008, UIEvolution has provided its software technology for millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, supplying some of the world’s largest automotive OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers including Toyota, Lexus, Subaru, Clarion, Panasonic and others. To find out more about UIE CloudConnect and UIEvolution’s enabling technologies, please visit us at TU Automotive Detroit in Booth #C58 on June 3-4, 2015 or visit us at http://www.uievolution.com

About UIEvolution
UIEvolution is a vertical cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider specializing in highly scalable connected device software and solutions across a broad range of markets, including Automotive, Cruise, Hotel, Retail and more. We believe that technology and connectivity should enhance and never distract from life experiences. From our inception in 2000, we have said - The User’s Experience Matters. And, now for nearly 15 years we have made software and provided services that deliver this vision. Headquartered in Seattle with offices in Tokyo and Detroit, UIEvolution has a proven track record with clients like Toyota, Lexus, Carnival Cruise Lines, Samsung, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Mitsubishi and Panasonic. http://www.uievolution.com

About Livio:
Livio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, is the project maintainer of SmartDeviceLink technology that can be found at http://www.genivi.org or http://www.smartdevicelink.com. Livio is an emerging leader in automotive software operating out of Metro Detroit since 2008.

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