GENIVI open alliance events @CES with Android Auto support

MattJonesThe GENIVI Alliance, an automotive industry association that creates open source, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software, will be showcasing its latest connected car technologies at CES 2016.

Matt Jones, GENIVI Alliance president and head of future infotainment at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), will delvier the keynote presentation at the  Consumer Telematics Show on Jan. 5 at the Rio Las Vegas. In his speech, Jones will discuss how the efforts of JLR and other members of GENIVI are leading the charge innot only the connected car, but also opening up the ecosystem to future players.

Matt Jones is an excellent speaker. See what he had to say at the Connected Car Expo during the LA Auto Show in the video below.

For the fifth consecutive year, GENIVI will welcome automotive stakeholders  from around the world to its GENIVI CES 2016 Demonstration Showcase at the Trump International Hotel on Jan 6 – 7. Over 25 member companies will display the pervasive adoption of GENIVI technologies in commercial products from leading IVI suppliers.

GENIVI enjoying continued adoption with cars “on the road” worldwide As automakers become convinced of the technical and economic value of GENIVI deliverables, interest and increased adoption of GENIVI products from global OEMs is rapidly growing. Linux-based IVI systems with GENIVI technology are now in production in vehicles on five continents, from BMW, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Suzuki, Volvo and others, with two more OEMs scheduled to launch in 2016.

Global OEM membership continues to rise as well. Great Wall Motors of China and China Motor Corporation of Taiwan recently joined the Alliance, bringing the number of OEM members to 14.

Last year at CES, The GENIVI Alliance announced it would create an open interface to Android Auto to provide automakers with open solutions for their infotainment products. GENIVI’s open source middleware will provide support for Android Auto integration, including functions for authentication, audio, video, touch screen input and microphone interaction.

In the few years since GENIVI introduced Linux and open source software as alternative elements of commercial IVI solutions, the market has enjoyed a growing base of IVI products and services that use GENIVI solutions. As a result, GENIVI has produced an on-line Solutions Catalog ( that informs automakers and their suppliers about this growing base of products and services available from an increasing number of suppliers in all major automotive geographies worldwide. GENIVI solution categories range from full, “black box” or customized solutions to operating system platforms and even individual IVI software components.
As GENIVI Linux-based “open” technologies lie at the core of the connected vehicle, the Alliance realized that the promise of truly connected vehicles rests not just on connectivity, but also on the exchange of data between the car and other devices, services, and other cars in a simple, but robust and secure manner. As a result, GENIVI has formed a Remote Vehicle Interaction (RVI) Expert Group to enhance this open source technology and expand its access to a broader base of stakeholders andcontributors to GENIVI.
The group builds on open source technology to handle authentication, authorization, discovery, and data exchange between services in a sparsely connected peer-to-peer network with the goal that RVI is accepted by the automotive industry as a secure, reliable and proven technology choice for connected vehicle projects. RVI technologies are essential to the connected car, including remote data logging, secure software over-the-air (SOTA) updating, and smartphone app control of certain in-car features such as climate control.
Earlier in 2015, GENIVI unveiled its first GENIVI Demo Platform (GDP), a technology demonstrator showcasing a concrete and live incarnation of the GENIVI software and design. Available as a starter kit, it can be publicly obtained andcustomized by the wider developer community.
Scheduled for release in 2016, the next iteration of the GDP, developed in the “open”, will provide a world-class delivery and “getting started” experience (both software and hardware), with multiple connectivity options such as RVI and SOTA solutions and tools, continual updating of platform images and individual components.