Monday, September 30, 2013

Ford Buys Startup Company to Reshape the Connected Car

Ford Buys Startup Company to Reshape the Connected Car
WESTLAND, Mich. - Ford has announced that they have recently purchased an in-vehicle connectivity software company named Livio, for less than $10 million. Ford has bought this startup company to reshape the connected car which means it will become easier to connect your smartphone to your vehicle - great news for those who love the convenience of technology!

Ford hopes to use Livio to raise the standard for how smartphones connect to the screens in Ford vehicles. By using this software, they hope to remove the complexity of in-vehicle connectivity - to put it simply, they want to make it as easy as possible for you to connect your phone to your vehicle.

Livio currently allows users to put popular broadcasts and streaming music services directly into their stereos. It also allows you to integrate apps from Escort, Accuweather and Waze. Although Livio is now part of the Ford Motor Company, it will continue to support existing customers.

Ford has bought Livio to reshape the connected car, which means over the next year or two we'll be able to see how much easier it becomes to seamlessly connect your phone to your car. While this system is still being worked into Ford vehicles, we currently have great in-car connectivity systems such as AppLink, Ford SYNC and SYNC with MyFord Touch. If you'd like to discuss the various technology options, we'd love to go over it with you! So stop by your Ann Arbor Ford Dealer today!

North Brothers Ford, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185, is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!

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