AppCarousel, which offers automakers a custom app store platform and content ecosystem, has joined the GENIVI Alliance.
The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry association dedicated to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform.
“We are honored to be a part of the GENIVI Alliance,” said Terry Hughes, Managing Director, AppCarousel. “As more drivers look for apps to get the most out of their in-vehicle experience, we are able to serve as the conduit from app developer to the IVI platform to bring the best, most relevant services to the customer, in a tightly integrated way. We are committed to GENIVI’s success, and look forward to being a part of what the future of IVI brings for consumers around the world.”
The session begins at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the Las Vegas Convention Center (North Hall N258).
The panel moderator is Paul Hansen, founder and publisher of the Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics. Panel members scheduled to participate include:
- Matt Jones, senior technical specialist, infotainment, Jaguar Land Rover; VP of the GENIVI Alliance
- Charles Koch, manager, new business development, Honda
- Graham Smethurst, general manager, infotainment and communications, BMW
The proof of concept has been created on openly available hardware with an Intel CPU, using the Tizen open source Linux distribution as a software platform with an HTML5 graphical user interface. The solution was revealed at the GENIVI conference in Barcelona and Tizen was chosen as a GENIVI-compliant reference.
The solution includes Arynga’s Software over the Air (SOTA) product, CarSync™, and Xchanging’s cloud- based Vehicle Management Systems applications and interfaces.
Accelerating web technology adoption
The GENIVI Alliance has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to bring its automotive expertise into W3C’s Automotive and Web Platform Business Group. BMW, PSA, Jaguar Land Rover, and Magneti Marelli will represent GENIVI.
APIs for HTML5
The Alliance wants to speed-up the process of defining APIs for HTML5 web applications to interface to the hardware of the car, vehicle bus interfaces, etc.
W3C’s Automotive and Web Platform Business Group, (www.w3.org/community/autowebplatform) launched in February, convenes developers, automotive manufacturers and suppliers, browser vendors, operators and others to discuss how to enhance driving, safety and passenger entertainment with the Open Web Platform.
The GENIVI Alliance has entered into a liaison agreement with JASPAR (Japan Automotive Software Platform and Architecture) to align networking software requirements for automotive Bluetooth and Ethernet, specific to in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems and related applications by year-end.
The agreement is expected to help drive the collaboration of defined standards for these two communications technologies as areas of mutual interest for open source requirements alignment.
“The collaboration between JASPAR and GENIVI is a prime example of another technical relationship event that will ease integration of wired and wireless communications for next generation infotainment systems,” said Matt Jones, vice president, GENIVI Alliance. GENIVI will continue to leverage open source development to further encourage universally accepted standards throughout the industry.
Symphony Teleca Corporation (STC), a global innovation and development services company, has been elected to the GENIVI Alliance Board of Directors. GENIVI is a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform.
By joining the Board, Symphony Teleca will aid the GENIVI Alliance in leveraging its expertise in IVI technologies – including Ethernet Audio Video Bridging and Firmware Update Over the Air – to support the alliance’s overall initiatives. The company will be seated for the first time at the GENIVI All Member Meeting in Barcelona on April 22, 2013 and will be an ongoing participant in the organization’s monthly board meeting.
PathPartner Technology has joined the GENIVI Alliance, a non-profit industry association whose mission is to drive the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform.
“PathPartner Technology will soon address the product development challenges of companies looking at launch of GENIVI compliant products by offering design service and end-to-end solutions,” said Ramkishor Korada, the firm’s executive vice president and head of global sales and business development. “We are looking at nurturing our partnerships with automotive design and development ecosystem by offering industry ready product solutions and design services.”
The Livio Connect API is a solution for safely integrating smartphone apps into factory car audio and existing hardware systems. Livio founder and CEO Jake Sigal said the 2013 additions to the Livio Connect application network expand the in-vehicle infotainment offerings beyond music apps to include traffic, parking, weather, and navigation.
A GENIVI compliant platform provides the operating system, system infrastructure and middleware elements on which to build the differentiated applications and other software features in automaker’s next-generation in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system.
“From PSA Peugeot Citroën’s perspective, GENIVI is most valuable in enabling many suppliers to compete on quality, while providing a consistent IVI software platform as defined by the Alliance across all industry requirements,” said Philippe Gicquel, general manager for Connectivity, Telematics, Infotainment Modules, PSA Peugeot Citroën. “This enables PSA to focus on the differentiation we need to compete in the infotainment market.”
The GENIVI Alliance, an industry association driving the development and adoption of an open In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) reference platform, announced that its component development will move to all-new Alliance-sponsored public open-source community projects.
The first three projects are Layer Manager, Audio Manager and Automotive DLT (Diagnostic Log and Trace). Further technical information on these projects can be found at www.genivi.org.
Currently 95% of the software components needed for GENIVI compliance are adopted or adapted from existing open-source projects. Previously, when the Alliance was unable to find a home in the open-source community for some components, that software was developed “in-house,” i.e. by GENIVI Alliance member organizations. Such components will now be developed in the FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software) community, and all of the code specified for GENIVI compliance will come from open-source licensed components.