Common Vehicle Interface Initiative is a joint outreach from GENIVI and W3C to the automotive industry, to involve several other organizations with the aim of aligning fragmented data modeling approaches into a true industry standard.
COMPLETED: CVII Big Working Session on 18 February (1600-2000 CET / 10:00am-2:00pm US EST (EU/US friendly timing)). If you missed it, the slide decks are now posted. Contact Gunnar Andersson and Ted Guild for more information.
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Webinar! The question "Why automotive suppliers and data-focused companies need a Common Vehicle Interface Initiative" was addressed in this Automotive World Webinar. You can view that slide deck or view the recorded webinar!
- CVII general Technology Stack meeting, meeting notes
Wednesdays, 1700 CET, Zoom Link, Meeting number 934 5892 0850, pwd: .6Xur9
Contact: Philippe Robin or Gunnar Andersson
- Vehicle Signal Specification (VSS) & VSSo (VSS ontology) development
Tuesdays 1 PM EST / 1900 CET, for 1 hour combined (VSSo first 30 minutes, VSS the second 30 minutes). Zoom link, Meeting number 754 644 794, pwd: std.data1
Contact: Gunnar Andersson or Ted Guild
- VISS v2 protocol development (=web protocol for VSS data)
Tuesdays 2PM EST / 2000 CET, 1 hour, please see W3C Automotive Working group (contact Ted Guild)
- Vehicle Service Catalog (VSC) & RPC protocol development Bi-weekly, Mondays 1PM EST / 1900 CET, 1 hour, please see W3C Automotive Working group (contact Ted Ted Guild)
- GENIVI Cloud & Connected Services – reference architecture for Vehicle-to-cloud, (using standard data model) – see project home page for information
- Android Automotive SIG - Vehicle HAL topic is related since it also investigates integration of Android with a full vehicle data model (VSS) → see project home page for information.
Feel free to also contact GENIVI's Technical Lead, Gunnar Andersson if you have questions about any topic.
In May of 2020, a number of companies initiated a conversation about the Common Vehicle Interface Initiative (CVII) in a panel discussion held at the GENIVI Virtual Tech Summit, which has led to W3C and GENIVI spearheading a coordination initiative in the automotive and web industries.
The core of the initiative gathers around this question:
“Is it time to finally define the industry-wide standard vehicle data model?"
The initiative then extends the established idea of standard data model to functional interfaces. CVII sets out to promote and drive the creation of industry-wide standard data, and service/interfaces (one or several standard catalogs) as well as a standard way to describe those services and interfaces (data and services model)
The initiative proposes some technologies but is not there primarily to add just another choice to the mix. It is there primarily to drive conversations between all conflicting projects towards alignment and compatibility – ultimately yielding a single consistent model for data and services.
The idea of inviting many industry development organizations to a wide initiative was based on seeing a number of industry trends, specific requests from some companies for a similar activity, and a natural extension of collaboration already in place between different industry organizations like GENIVI, W3C, Sensoris, AUTOSAR and others.
After completing some initial activities (virtual panels, presentations, OEM-only-roundtable meetings, and other outreach), the initiative can now be considered started. The work is already underway and gradually being organized from a outreach-discussion to become a proper project, or collection of projects under the initiative.
Upcoming CVII activities in GENIVI and W3C conferences:
(see AMM presentations and video-recordings for results)
1. OEM Panel during the GENIVI Virtual Event (27th October, 1510 Central Europe Time / 10:00 am US Eastern Time) entitled "Why does the industry need a Common Vehicle Interface?"
Representatives from Ford, Renault and Volvo Cars give compelling support for the initiative to build a common vehicle interface.
2. W3C community outreach (27th October, Europe/US time zone)
A presentation of the CVII will be done in parallel during the plenary part of W3C TPAC and TPAC participants are invited to join the following workshop that takes place during the GENIVI AMM.
W3C members are encouraged to register to that event through their representative. Since this is the plenary session for W3C, it has the opportunity to spread the word about this automotive-specific work to a variety of protocol experts in many other fields. If the participants are not already aware of the upcoming workshop, they will be invited to hop over to the Workshop when it starts.
3. CVII Work Definition Workshop (27th October, Europe/US time zone)
Following the introductory panel, there will be significant workshops in which we expect different stakeholders who are already active to lead discussions on various sub-topics that include
- A very short introduction (most participants will already be active in the project, therefore we ask that new participants read the introductory material
- in-vehicle standard interfaces vs. vehicle-to-cloud boundary
- How to progress a common model and a common catalog as separate but synergistic parts.
- Discussing the definition of the Technology Stack (common software solutions to process the common model)
- Outreach and organization of this initiative across the industry, including multiple consortia.
4. Panel and workshop #2 (29th October, Asia/Europe time zone)
- Re-broadcast of the panel presentation: Presenting industry reactions from car manufacturers under the title "Why does the industry need a Common Vehicle Interface?"
- A slightly extended presentation to give introduction to CVII.
- Workshops focused on deep-dive discussion of alignment of standards across already existing initiatives, including for example SENSORiS, JASPAR, and more.
The invitation to the activities hosted in the GENIVI AMM extends to any industry participant who would like to join
Please see the GENIVI 2020 Virtual AMM Registration for a complete agenda.
5. Follow-up W3C+GENIVI+industry seminar/workshop to organize project (November, planning)
- Agenda will be influenced by the outcome of the AMM workshops.