What is SDL?
SmartDeviceLink (SDL) connects in-vehicle infotainment systems to applications. SDL allows automakers to provide highly integrated connected experiences and offers app developers new and exciting ways to connect with consumers.
There are many components that make up the SDL ecosystem, which is open source and available on
A few of the major components are described below.
is the software that vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) implement in their In-Vehicle-Infotainment systems to enable SDL. Integrating this component into their head unit and human machine interface (HMI) based on a set of guidelines and templates
enables access to various SDL applications.
With SDL, consumers can interact with their application using common in-vehicle interfaces such as a touch screen display, embedded voice recognition, and steering wheel controls.
SDL is governed by the
SmartDeviceLink Consortium (SDLC)an open source community made up of OEMs, suppliers, and application developers, focused on making SDL the industry standard for in-vehicle application connectivity.