Volvo joins GENIVI Alliance

March 5, 2012  by  

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Members add compliant products

Volvo Car Corporation has joined the Genivi Alliance as a Core member, as has engineering services provider iGATE Patni. Infotainment specialist CSR has upgraded its membership to Core level, and four Alliance members have had products registered as compliant with GENIVI Specification Release 1.0

The Alliance, an automotive and consumer industry association driving the development and adoption of an open In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) reference platform, now includes 164 companies.

Volvo has taken a leadership position in GENIVI’s technical groups to help align requirements and identify software components to be integrated into the GENIVI Compliance Program.  “We look forward to working together with our industry colleagues and supply-base and thereby contribute to the success of the Alliance.” commented Peter Mertens, senior vice president, Research and Development at Volvo Car Corporation.

18 GENIVI compliant products

Magneti Marelli, KPIT Cummins, Nvidia, and Renesas have received registration acceptance, which brings the number of GENIVI compliant products to 18.

According to the Alliance, Magneti Marelli’s Linux Platform for Infotainment and Navigation ( is the first GENIVI compliant Infotainment Platform from a Tier 1 supplier. It permits Magneti Marelli to address custom IVI requirements from different OEMs and provides a framework for integration of independent software vendor solutions for HMI, navigation, voice recognition and text to speech. Production is scheduled to begin in 2013.

KPIT Cummins’ IVI platform ( is said to integrate frameworks and APIs for multimedia, CE device connectivity, Bluetooth, security and software update.

NVIDIA’s Vibrante products (1.1 and 2.0) ( are development kits for the Tegra system-on-a-chip (SoC) for 3D graphics and multimedia in an automotive grade package.

Renesas Electronics’ platform for IVI ( cis/ cis_ highend/rcar_h1/index.jsp and highend/ rcar_m1as/index.jsp) is a Linux software environment that runs on Renesas’ Marzen or Milan boards, which are based on the R-Car H1 (Quad Cortex A9 @ 1GHz + IMG SGX543MP2 GPU) or R-Car M1A SoC (Cortex A9 + IMG SGX540 GPU). The platform is intended to serve as a starting point for development on devices in the R-Car family.

Further information on GENIVI’s compliance program and a current list of GENIVI compliant products is available at

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