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Ford, Toyota, and more form alliance to prevent Apple and Google from taking over the in-car experience
A report from Bloomberg today takes note that Ford and Toyota have joined forces with four other automakers and some electronics suppliers to form the SmartDeviceLink Consortium. The alliance has shared its main goal of creating more choice for connecting smartphones with vehicles, which in turn could create some friction with Apple, Google, and their visions for integrating and controlling the user interface inside of cars.The history of this consortium started about six years ago as Ford and Toyota shared some concerns with how Apple and Google could take over the the in-dash entertainment system along with safety and security features.
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