GENIVI® Alliance Continues to Deliver Consistent Growth

           GENIVI® Alliance Continues to Deliver Consistent Growth

  PR Newswire

  SAN RAMON, California, Dec. 11, 2012

- 18 GENIVI member companies now offering compliant software platforms to
global OEMs

SAN RAMON, California, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The GENIVI Alliance, an
automotive and consumer electronics industry association driving the
development and adoption of an open in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) reference
platform, today announced that 18 GENIVI member companies are now offering
global automotive manufacturers software platforms which are registered as
GENIVI compliant.

A GENIVI compliant software platform provides automakers the needed operating
system, system infrastructure and middleware elements on which to build the
differentiated applications and other features that make up the software
components of an automaker's next-generation IVI system.

"From PSA Peugeot Citroen's perspective, GENIVI is most valuable in enabling
many suppliers to compete on quality, while providing a consistent IVI
software platform as defined by the Alliance across all industry
requirements," said Philippe Gicquel, general manager for Connectivity,
Telematics, Infotainment Modules, PSA Peugeot Citroen. "This enables PSA to
focus on the differentiation we need to compete in the infotainment market."

Launched in August 2011, GENIVI's compliance program was designed to define a
detailed set of technical requirements enabling member companies to qualify
for automaker's request for proposals giving them the benefit of a commonly
developed and collectively maintained software infrastructure that shares
non-differentiating elements, encourages reuse over time and allows them to
concentrate on their unique, branded value to their customers.

Its latest compliance specification announced at GENIVI's recent all-member
meeting in Shanghai, requires that compliant platforms use a current version
of the Linux operating system.It also adds new Bluetooth™ capabilities and a
node manager that collates information from multiple sources in the vehicle to
allow rapid switching between applications sharing the same display.

The 3.0 specificationalso mandates the use of updated open source components
that manage internet connections, establish network connections on demand,
select and authenticate Wi-Fi networks, and provide for applications and
services to talk to one another.

GENIVI compliant platforms are offered from a full industry range of member
companies including tier-one automotive suppliers, silicon manufacturers plus
software and service providers. Expert groups within these technology focus
areas have developed a specification for open source IVI middleware which is
refreshed and enhanced in alignment with GENIVI's all-member meetings, with
member-built compliant platforms designed for automakers to develop next
generation IVI head units.

The process is impressive: GENIVI's specifications are applied by software
vendors to create a platform. This in turn is combined with hardware offered
by other GENIVI members allowing automakers to offer the industry's most
advanced infotainment systems to their customers.

"GENIVI's acceptance continues to grow at a rapid pace as evidenced by the
number of platforms already registered as GENIVI compliant," said Steve Crumb,
executive director, GENIVI Alliance. "The breadth of support from a wide
cross section of industry experts will only increase the momentum going
forward."

Additionally, GENIVI-sponsored open source projects announced in September
(Layer Manager, Audio Manager and Automotive DLT-Diagnostic Log and Trace),
are publicly available and participation in the FOSS (Free and Open-Source
Software) community is going strong as evidenced by immediate interest in
these projects from both GENIVI member and non-member developers, inside and
outside the automotive industry.

For further information on GENIVI's compliance program and open source
projects, visit www.genivi.org .

About GENIVI Alliance The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry association
whose mission is to drive the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment
(IVI) open source development platform. GENIVI will accomplish this by
aligning requirements, delivering reference implementations, offering
certification programs and fostering a vibrant open source IVI community.
GENIVI's work will result in shortened development cycles, quicker
time-to-market, and reduced costs for companies developing IVI equipment and
software. Comprised of more than 165 member companies, GENIVI is headquartered
in San Ramon, Calif. www.genivi.org .

Media Contact- GENIVI:Craig Miner248.840.8368 Cminer1@att.net

Website: http://www.genivi.org
 
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