The GENIVI® Alliance plans to deliver an open interface to Android Auto to further enable automakers with open solutions for their infotainment products.
GENIVI will fund the development and will release the code for the interface with an open source license, hosted at http://projects.genivi.org. Deployment of Android Auto will require a licensing arrangement with Google.
“Our global members are very interested in interfaces like this one, which enables them to quickly integrate the latest solutions into their IVI systems,” said Steve Crumb, executive director GENIVI Alliance. “We look forward to working closely with the Android Auto team on this project.”
The Daimler Group has joined The GENIVI® Alliance, bringing the number of OEM members to 13.
GENIVI is a non-profit automotive alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of specified, open source In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software.
The Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles. Its brands include Mercedes-Benz cars, Daimler trucks, Mercedes-Benz vans, Daimler busses and Daimler Financial Services.
In conjunction with Mobility Week’s “The Money Event,” which features panel discussions and demonstrations from experts in the mobile banking and commerce world, the Connected Car – Open Automotive Track will cover the latest innovations and enablers to provide commerce in the car, which itself is now increasingly connected, and in fact a mobile “device” in its own right.
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.”