Elektrobit (EB) is working with Ford to provide application developers access to the in-car infotainment system Ford SYNC.
The API acts as a programming interface for a particular phone platform, allowing software developers to create new applications for the vehicle, while taking advantage of the input mechanisms and vehicle data the Ford SYNC platform provides.
“Providing third-party developers of phone platforms with a Ford SYNC-enabled API will significantly help create new applications,” said Artur Seidel, vice president and general manager – Automotive Software, Elektrobit Inc.
“For example, it took only a few weeks to develop a phone demo application providing the vehicle occupants with Ford SYNC control of Pandora Internet radio stations. This is an application that I use on my phone and would like to see integrated with my vehicle’s infotainment system. The convergence between automotive and consumer devices that Ford SYNC provides keeps accelerating. We look forward to continuing our work as a technology partner to Ford.”