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Two talks proposed by GENIVI were accepted to the Embedded, Mobile and Automotive Devroom at FOSDEM (Free and Open-Source Developers European Meeting – virtual this year) scheduled on 6-7 February.  FOSDEM is the largest conference of its kind in the world, normally attracting more than 8000 participants and delivering more than 30 presentation tracks. GENIVI is pleased to have representatives from the Android Automotive SIG (AASIG) and the Cloud and Connected Services (CCS) project present during the event.  FOSDEM is open to the public and links to the presentations are provided below.

Networked Audio in Android Automotive

The first talk will be delivered by the GENIVI Android Automotive SIG Audio HAL project. Suhasini Raghuram from Analog Devices will present the outcome of the project work on Networked Audio in Android Automotive.

The modern vehicle audio system is built with a number of networked components that are required for many complex and integrated functionalities such as active noise cancellation, warning sounds, diagnostics, etc. And thus, complex and flexible audio setups are a fundamental design need for modern vehicles. GENIVI AASIG analyzed various scenarios of integrating Android in this complex setup and explored the maturity and gaps of Android Automotive solution in this context. This talk aims to highlight some of the findings of the team and discuss further topics for investigation in this area.

The AASIG Audio HAL talk is scheduled on Sunday 7 February 15:30-16:00 CET.

Link: https://fosdem.org/2021/schedule/room/dembedded/ 

Designing an open communication framework for the connected car

The second talk will be delivered by the GENIVI Cloud & Connected Services project (CCS). Kevin Valdek from High-Mobility and Ulf Bjorkengren from Geotab will present the outcome of the project work on an open communication framework for the connected car.

The connected car has been around for some time but we are still waiting for a large breakthrough when it comes to third party services powered by vehicle data. The fragmentation of different technical solutions makes it difficult for 3rd parties or developers to work with easily accessible vehicle APIs.

To tackle this, the GENIVI Cloud & Connected Services project is designing an end-to-end communication framework starting from the data transfer from embedded systems in the vehicles and spanning to cloud based APIs. The framework is built on open protocols and is demonstrated with open-source reference code with the aim of simplifying implementation work for both car manufacturers and 3rd party developers. The presentation will show a Proof-of-Concept implementation that the project has made available to anyone.

The CCS talk is scheduled on Sunday 7 February 16:00-16:30 CET.

Link: https://fosdem.org/2021/schedule/room/dembedded/ 

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