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BRIEF-Ford, Toyota form nonprofit to manage software for app development for vehicles
January 4, 2017 / 12:55 PM / 7 months ago

BRIEF-Ford, Toyota form nonprofit to manage software for app development for vehicles

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Jan 4 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co :

* Ford and Toyota are creating a nonprofit called SmartDeviceLink Consortium to manage open source software for smartphone app development for vehicles

* Members of consortium include automakers Mazda Motor Corp , PSA Group, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd and Suzuki Motor Corp, and suppliers Elektrobit, Luxoft and Xevo

* Consortium will focus on increasing choice for consumers in how they connect and control their smartphone apps on the road

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