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You Are Invited to the GENIVI 15th All Member Meeting & Open Community Days 

On 18-21 October 2016 the GENIVI Alliance membership and interested non-member participants will gather for our fall All Member Meeting (AMM) & Open Community Days at the Hyatt Regency SFO in Burlingame, California. Register for the event here. The cutoff date to receive the discounted hotel group rate is 30 September 2016. Please book your hotel here.  

GENIVI will offer a unique blend of member updates Tuesday with public programs kicking off Wednesday and extending through Thursday. Here are a few session highlights:

Plenary Sessions:
  • Keynote:  Tina Quigley, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) “Integrating Vehicles into the Connected City Infrastructure of Today and Tomorrow” Wednesday, 19 October at 9 a.m. 
  • Keynote:  Marten Mickos, HackerOne, will speak on security and how to find system vulnerabilities and avoid malicious attacks in connected cars, Wednesday, 19 October 4:30 p.m. 
  • City/Industry Leaders Panel on Vehicles in the Smart & Connected City
  • Mapping the Road to Connected Transportation
  • What will become of IVI in Autonomous Vehicles?
  • The New Role of Startups in the Automotive Industry.
A Sampling of Technical Sessions:
  • Big Data Session – Integration of Remote Vehicle Interaction,  Dynamic Agents and Vehicle Signal Specification
  • Internet Browser Solutions for the GENIVI Development Platform
  • Secure software updates for Linux-based IVI systems.
Click here for a full schedule PDF.

A highlight of our event is Wednesday evening’s demonstration showcase and reception where 45+ member companies will show their latest advancements and products using GENIVI technologies.

Thursday morning, 20 October will be given to GENIVI startup members including pitches from several new organizations and also two tracks of technical breakouts.  The GENIVI Development Platform hands-on tutorials using either ARM: Renesas Stout, RPi2 or Intel: Minnowboard Turbot boards will be offered in morning and afternoon sessions (seating is limited).

On Friday morning, 21 October, we offer a new tutorial on Building Software for Embedded Linux Systems Using the Yocto Project given by Rudolf Streif, author of the book by the same name. Register for the event here.

New Open Source GENIVI Vehicle Simulator Project

GENIVI will soon announce the availability of contributed open source code for a vehicle simulator.  The new GENIVI Vehicle Simulator (GVS) project is the most comprehensive open source vehicle simulator available and its first use will be to test the new GDP user interface in a virtually simulated environment which will help GENIVI identify and execute necessary design changes quickly and efficiently.
The GVS project and initial source code provides an open source, extensible driving simulator that assists adopters to safely develop and test the user interface of an IVI system under simulated driving conditions.  Additionally, the GVS provides a realistic driving experience with a number of unique features including triggering obstacles and infraction logging and review.
Both developer and end-user code is available immediately and is free to all individuals wishing to collaborate, contribute or just use the software.  To learn more, review the code, or to start setting up your own vehicle simulator, visit the GVS project page.

GENIVI Launches Challenge Grant Program

GENIVI recently launched a Challenge Grant Program designed to accelerate code contribution to the GENIVI Development Platform (GDP) and to promote engagement within the Alliance’s development community. A full-featured and easier-to-use GDP will facilitate a broader base of developers to participate in the GENIVI development community resulting in innovative and quality code making the GDP even better.
GENIVI will fund a grant of up to $50,000 for contributions of software that implement new features in seven targeted subsystems within the GDP, if the contributed software is accepted into the GDP mainstream code base. The seven pre-determined subsystems include advanced telephony, secure software over the air updates, wireless local area network, Internet browser application, advanced media player, in-car network (CAN) interface and navigation enhancements.
Registration for the GENIVI Challenge Grant Program is open to member and non-member organizations and individuals wishing to participate. Program details can be found on the GENIVI public wiki here and you can register using the online form on the public wiki. GENIVI has already received close to 10 indications of interest but there is still room for others.
For questions regarding the GENIVI Challenge Grant Program, please contact the GENIVI Executive Director, Steve Crumb.

GENIVI Development Platform Release Candidate v.11 Now Available!

The GENIVI Alliance recently announced the availability of the first release candidate (RC1) of the GENIVI Development Platform, GDP 11. GDP is an open source project for automotive focused on consolidating GENIVI software into a development environment where rapid prototyping, testing and experimentation can occur. It is a platform for demonstrating how GENIVI code and interfaces work and includes a starter kit that can downloaded and customized for different hardware focused on automotive use cases.

The GDP Delivery Team is calling upon the GENIVI community and others interested in open source software for automotive to test the GDP 11 RC1, before final release in the next few weeks.

GDP RC1 includes ports to QEMU, MinnowBoard MAX (compatible with the new Minnowboard Turbot) and Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. Renesas and Qualcomm boards are in final testing.
This first candidate brings several improvements from the latest stable Yocto release 2.1.1 including:
  • the latest meta-ivi pre-release M-0.2 bug fixes detected during the Beta pre-release
  • enhancements as an outcome of testing GDP with the target boards
  • the latest vc4 drm kernel drivers to support the RPi official 7" touch-screen.
Download GDP RC1 port for your favorite board or QEMU. Those organizations with Yocto knowledge may build from scratch this first release candidate from GDP Master.
Other links of interest are:
  • GDP 11 RC1 feature page is the place to read about what is new in this pre-release.
  • GDP releases wiki page where you can find information about how to run the available GDP 11 RC1 ports to different boards. This is of interest to those application developers who are not familiar with Yocto.
  • GDP Master wiki page, with instructions to build from scratch GDP with support to a wider range of target boards if you have Yocto knowledge.
  • GDP roadmap if you are interested in the coming GDP 11 release.
We very much appreciate any and all testing of the GDP 11 RC1 as it helps us create a better development platform for those interested in producing automotive software.

GENIVI at Upcoming Events

SAE Convergence, 19-21 September, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan
During SAE Convergence, GENIVI’s activities include a session, panel moderation and participation in the networking reception.
On 20 September, starting at 10:30 a.m. Kyle Walworth, vice president of Solutions and Strategy, Automotive HARMAN Connected Services and GENIVI chairman of the board will present a 30-minute session and then moderate a one-hour panel on “Strategies for Open Source.” The session abstract including panelists is available here.
GENIVI members and non-members receive a 33 percent discount at SAE Convergence.  Register here.  Passcode: "CONV2016GA"
The networking reception is being held at the Michigan Beer Company, hosted by SAE, and attended by the connected car ecosystem and the GENIVI member community. The event is from 6 - 8:30 p.m., 20 September.

Register at with passcode “iwillseeyouthere” if you would like to attend.

OpenIoT & ELC Europe 2016 Conference, 11-13 October, Berlin, Germany 
GENIVI speaker, Agustin Benito Bethencourt, will present a session on the GENIVI Development Platform (GDP) for automotive “Open Source for Automotive Developed in the Open Becomes Real: GENIVI Development Platform.” The session will focus on technical aspects of the GDP describing the components developed by GENIVI, how to download, run and build GDP as well as how to contribute to GDP. During the last few minutes of the talk, Agustin will give attention to the technical challenges of this new release cycle. The link to the session description is located here.

AutoMobility LA, 14-17 November, Los Angeles, California
GENIVI will join other connected car stakeholders at this important mobility conference in LA.  Formerly known as the Connected Car Expo, the event is immediately before the LA Auto Show’s consumer days which start November 18. More information can be found here.

Best regards,


Steve Crumb
Executive Director, GENIVI Alliance
Office: +1 815.469.5322  |  Cell: +1 815.342.4083
Skype: steve.crumb


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SAE Convergence
19-21 September 2016
Novi, Michigan  USA
Register for SAE:
GENIVI members and non-members receive a 33 percent discount.
Passcode: "CONV2016GA"
Register for the networking reception:
Passcode “iwillseeyouthere”

OpenIoT & ELC Europe 2016 Conference
11-13 October 2016
Berlin, Germany
GENIVI 15th All-Member Meeting
18-21 October 2016
SFO/Burlingame, California USA

AutoMobility LA
14-17 November 2016
Los Angeles, California USA


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