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New GENIVI Leadership Sets Threefold Priority for Future

Newly elected GENIVI President, Peter Schönenberg (BMW), kicked off the recent GENIVI All Member Meeting with a keynote where he emphasized the “three C’s” of the GENIVI Alliance 2017 strategy: code, collaboration and connectivity. He started with an appeal to the membership that more production grade code be contributed to the alliance and indicated that BMW is positioned to commit portions of their production platform code to GENIVI in coming weeks. Next, he emphasized the importance of continued and growing collaboration with organizations such as AUTOSAR, Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux project, and others to strengthen the industry’s commitment to delivering beneficial automotive software. He concluded with the need to better define the various types of vehicle connectivity and recommit GENIVI toward a more connected future.

The GENIVI Board has launched sub-teams on each of the “three C’s” with expectations that decisions about these three priorities be made during the July Board face-to-face meeting. Besides Mr. Schönenberg being elected as President, the following Board members were also elected to influential positions:
  • Vice President:  Dr. Kyung D. Ryu, Vice President, Head of Automotive Software Platform Division, LG Electronics, Inc.
  • Secretary:   Alwin Bakkenes, Managing Director, Automotive, Luxoft
  • Treasurer:  Marek Neumann, Director, Automotive Solutions, Intel
  • Chairman of the Board:  Kyle Walworth, VP of Solutions and Strategy, Automotive, HARMAN Connected Services.

GENIVI Open Community Days Highlights

Over 270 individuals gathered in Birmingham, U.K. for the GENIVI All Member Meeting and Open Community Days. The event included a number of highlights from the Open Community Days program, a GENIVI Development Platform Experience Room and the ever popular Member Showcase and Reception.
With three full parallel tracks of business-level and technical content, participants had many choices of interesting presentations to enjoy.  After a brief welcome keynote from Jaguar Land Rover, the audience learned about advancements in connected and autonomous vehicle activities in the U.K. from Michael Talbot, Head of Strategy for the U.K.’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.  The audience then received an update on the GENIVI-Las Vegas Connected Vehicle Pilot project, as well as some local connected vehicle and big data projects in progress in U.K.’s West Midlands.  A panel on the future of IVI in the connected vehicle was a real highlight of the afternoon’s content as were intriguing talks on edge computing and blockchain.
Meanwhile, Wednesday’s technical track offered a set of related sessions on vehicle cybersecurity including overviews of the FASTR Alliance and programming techniques for secure software.  Technical sessions also included updates on the alliance’s collaborations with AUTOSAR and W3C, as well as a number of breakouts on GENIVI production ready components like Audio Manager, IVI Layer Manager and Software-over-the-air (SOTA).  Thursday’s breakouts covered topics including vehicle interfaces, a readout on the Car Data Logging component and a Birds-of-a-Feather discussion on the vehicle signaling APIs.  Topics also included application frameworks and the alliance’s joint work with the Open Connectivity Foundation on integration of wearables to automotive software.

The event also offered the opportunity for attendees to explore firsthand new and future features of the GENIVI Development Platform (GDP) in the GDP Experience Room.  This activity informed attendees of the breadth of hardware platforms on which the GDP can be built, as well as showed a number of new integrations of GDP version 12 features such as Car Data Logging, SOTA and Chromium browser.  Demonstrations of future GDP features such as vehicle signaling and enhanced navigation features were also demonstrated in the room.

As always, the member showcase Wednesday evening was a highlight for many attendees.  This showcase had 37 tables where members showed their latest product advancements and prototypes of future products running in a GENIVI context.  Many of these products have already been selected for production programs that use GENIVI software.  The best in show first place award went to ATS for their demonstration of an open source SOTA server with second place going to Access Company for their NetFront™ Browser BE and ACCESS Twine™ solutions.

View photos from the AMM and Open Community Days event here

All in all, the gathering in Birmingham was yet another instance of GENIVI and its open community of automotive software enthusiasts coming together for a productive and informative event.  GENIVI will next be in Seoul, South Korea on 10-12 October for its fall All Member Meeting and Open Community Days.  Stay tuned for more information and plan to attend.

GENIVI Development Platform Enhanced with Release of Version 12 

Developed in an open and collaborative environment, the GENIVI Development Platform (GDP) 12 is another example of the work to improve GENIVI IVI and connected vehicle software. The full release of GDP 12 is available here and has a number of new features including:
  • Chromium browser
  • Integration of home (and wearables) interface
  • Software-over-the-air (SOTA) update functionality
  • Expanded support for Remote Vehicle Interaction (RVI)
  • Lifecycle integration
  • Integrated Car Data Logger.
GENIVI also announced that the GENIVI Development Platform (GDP) had been accepted into the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. The GSoC is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a three-month programming project during their break from school. The GDP was one of the 201 applications accepted among 400 applicants.

Programs like GSoC and continued enhancement efforts by the open development community will further enhance the GDP making it a fully featured and continuously enhanced development platform product.  Contributions by individuals and organizations are essential to the future success of the GDP and GENIVI welcomes all member and open source community efforts in the areas of market feedback, testing, bug reporting and patching, and requesting new features to advance GDP development (technical discussions occurring on genivi-projects email list and on Jira trackers).

For more information on GDP 12 visit the GENIVI wiki.

GENIVI - Las Vegas Smart City Pilot Hits First Milestone 

The GENIVI-Las Vegas Smart City Pilot project has hit its first milestone of establishing roundtrip communication between a vehicle equipped with GENIVI Remote Vehicle Interaction (RVI) software and city-hosted servers.
In January, GENIVI announced a connected vehicle pilot project with the City of Las Vegas that included regional and state organizations aimed at improving pedestrian safety and reducing traffic congestion. GENIVI has now deployed its RVI technology to manage round trip communications between equipped vehicles and servers containing Las Vegas and Southern Nevada data. Hortonworks software is also being deployed to combine various data sources and produce actionable messages that will return to the connected vehicle resulting in better driver awareness.
The functionality of the round trip includes the ability to pull vehicle data (location, speed, etc.) and push that data over a mobile network to servers hosted by the city.  With the help of Hortonworks software, the data are being combined with other city information such as speed limits, crosswalk and bus stop locations, and designated pedestrian “hot zones” resulting in actionable messages returned to the vehicles when certain data combinations are found.  For planning purposes, the data are archived so that trends and visualization can be applied. 

A website was recently launched that describes the goals of the project, the participants and their contributions, and a general timeline of project milestones. The pilot will be briefly presented at the upcoming TU-Automotive show 7 June and again the following week at the DataWorks Summit 13 June. For more information on the project, please visit the project website.

New Project:  Vehicle Signal Manager 

GENIVI has now launched a new hosted code project called Vehicle Signal Manager at This project was initiated by Jaguar Land Rover and they are actively recruiting other interested parties to participate. 
The Vehicle Signal Manager continues to build on collaborative work with the W3C on the Vehicle Signal Specification (VSS) and Vehicle Signal Interface (VSI) to provide a generic signal transformation tool, allowing use case logic to be moved from feature code into standalone, configurable state machines.  Additional information and documentation is available under the github 'doc' directory. The project lead at JLR is Nisha Kumar-Mayernik, although other collaborators will contribute heavily to the code as well.
Please post any questions, comments or criticism to the genivi-projects list so that they can be addressed properly.

GENIVI Events June 2017 

GENIVI at TU-Automotive, 7-8 June, Novi, Michigan
GENIVI will be exhibiting as well as hosting a panel discussion at TU-Automotive called “Smart Cities Get Smarter with Vehicle Data” as part of the Smart Cities and Urban Mobility track in the afternoon of 7 June. More information about the entire track including the GENIVI panel session is available here. 
At the exhibit area, please stop by the GENIVI Experience booth at location area A61 adjacent to the demo/pitch stage where we will be showcasing numerous innovative demonstrations, technologies such as the GENIVI Development Platform, our Remote Vehicle Interaction technologies, compliant components and other work efforts from our GENIVI member community. Works related to the connected car, big data, and the smart cities pilot will also be shown.  There will be two vehicles on display: A Hyundai G80 with a GENIVI head unit and a Cadillac SRX demonstrator showing GENIVI member contributions leveraging Yocto and Linux.
GENIVI Networking Reception during TU-Automotive, 7 June, Novi, Michigan
There is still time to register for the sixth annual GENIVI Networking Reception during TU-Automotive. The reception is being held at the Michigan Beer Company from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., following Day One of the TU-Automotive event. 

There will be several innovative demonstrations and vehicles on display hosted by our member event sponsors in addition to demos showcased by Techstars Mobility startup companies. We would like to thank our sponsors:  Renesas (Diamond), Luxoft, HARMAN and Hortonworks (Gold) as well as our collaborative sponsors, Irdeto, Techstars Mobility and CVTA. We are also grateful to Hyundai Motor Group for providing a GENIVI equipped Genesis for display.  If you are interested in a sponsorship table at this event, please contact Mike Nunnery for additional details.

GENIVI members and guests may register at using passcode “iwillseeyouthere.”
GENIVI at DataWorks Summit, 13-15 June, San Jose, California
GENIVI will be participating at the DataWorks Summit, a premier Hadoop Big Data-related community event. At the summit, attendees will hear from both technology luminaries and companies implementing Hadoop Big Data technologies, enabling them to transform their business processes and enable leading-edge Big Data analytics initiatives including predictive analytics, distributed deep-learning and artificial intelligence.
GENIVI and Hortonworks will co-present a session called “Creating the Transportation Infrastructure of the Future,” outlining a new initiative being undertaken by GENIVI and the Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility. Details of the GENIVI-Las Vegas Connected Vehicle Pilot project will be shared. Also, the team will outline how the Hortonworks Connected Data Platform was leveraged to ingest, analyze, and store connected vehicle data to enable the core pilot use cases. More information about DataWorks Summit is available here

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7-8 June 2017
Detroit, MI USA

GENIVI Networking Reception during TU-Automotive
Michigan Beer Company
7 June 2017
Novi, MI USA
Use registration code: iwillseeyouthere 

DataWorks Summit
13-15 June 2017
San Jose, CA USA 

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Europe
13-15 June 2017
London, UK


Recent approvals for GENIVI Compliant™  or Works with GENIVI™ Programs:

LG Electronics - GENIVI Compliance V10.0

Renesas Electronics - GENIVI Compliance V11.0

Tata Elxsi - GENIVI Compliance V10.0


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