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.
Quick introduction? Read the project brief and the shortened first-introductions slide deck which includes a diagram of active projects, and a map of related organizations for CVII Alignment.
Slide Deck! For more information, make sure you do not miss this full-featured community slide deck!
COMPLETED: CVII Big Working Session on 18 February 2021. If you missed it, the slide decks are now posted.
COMPLETED: GENIVI Virtual Member Meeting, 26-30 October 2020 (→ next one coming up in May 4-7 2021). All presentations and video-recordings from Oct 2020 are available.
(Recommended start: CVII OEM-panel)
- 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!
- Focus on the services aspects of CVII and resulting Service Oriented Architectures was presented in this webinar.
CVII and Software Architecture presentation and chat at Automotive Tech Week - Megatrends conference. There is a recording here. And Ward's auto wrote an article about it.
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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.
(see AMM presentations and video-recordings for results)
Representatives from Ford, Renault and Volvo Cars give compelling support for the initiative to build a common vehicle interface.
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.
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
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.