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What is SDL?

SmartDeviceLink (SDL) connects in-vehicle infotainment systems to smartphone applications. SDL allows automakers to provide highly integrated connected experiences and offers app developers new and exciting ways to connect with consumers.


Phone SHAID OEM Policy Server App ID App Info App ID SDL Messages(RPC/Protocol) App Development Developer Portal Vehicle PolicyTable
Phone Developer Portal Vehicle SHAID OEM Policy Server App ID App Info App ID SDL Messages (RPC/Protocol) App Development Policy Table
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| Automakers

SDL enables automakers to maintain their user experience and driver distraction standards throughout the vehicle.

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|| Developers

Open Source Android, iOS, JavaSE, JavaEE, and JavaScript Suite libraries are provided to developers with features such as video streaming, voice integration, and real time vehicle data.

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||| Drivers

SDL gives drivers control over the flow of their data between the vehicle and connected applications.

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App Developers - create an account now to register your application, obtain an App ID, and get access to Manticore, where you can test your SDL implementation right in your browser.

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The Lexus IS Vehicle Supports SDL

The SDLC is excited to share that the New Lexus IS supports SDL in global markets.

Jordyn Mackool

17 Jun 2020

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SmartDeviceLink Consortium

SmartDeviceLink Consortium (SDLC) membership is open to OEMs, Suppliers, and App Developers who are integrating with SDL or have plans to integrate with SDL in the future.