Ford acquires software company, Livio

BOURBONNAIS, IL – Ford Motor Company announced today in a press release that they have acquired software company Livio to help further in-car connectivity. Leadership in this area is crucial for Ford to remain ahead of its competitors. Ford has been considered the leader since 2007 with the introduction of Ford SYNC technology. The development of higher quality apps across a single platform will allow consumers to safely access digital content on the go.

Livio, based in Ferndale, Michigan, is a software development in the start up stage that was co-founded by Sigel and Massimo Baldini. The company has worked with developing in-car connectivity solutions. The acquisition of the start up company will accelerate innovation by providing access to each company’s talented engineers and unique intellectual property.  The ultimate goal is to meet the consumer demand of safe, seamless access to electronic content while in their vehicles as well as develop and industry standard for Smartphone-to-vehicle communications.


In 2011, three million SYNC-equipped vehicles were produced. By 2015, Ford will have more than 14 million vehicles on the road world-wide equipped with SYNC and 7 million with SYNC Applink. Ford customer have opted for SYNC and MyFord Touch on nearly 80 percent of 2013 Ford vehicles.

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