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GENIVI Alliance Public Newsletter February 2018

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GENIVI Spring Event in Munich: You're Invited!

GENIVI is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the GENIVI All Member Meeting & Community Days to be held on 17-19 April 2018 in Munich, Germany.

Attendees of this event can expect a wide variety of content ranging from industry trends to deep-dive technical discussions. Members will gather Tuesday afternoon (17 April) to hear from the GENIVI President and other technical leaders about progress on the Vehicle Domain Interaction Strategy and a variety of other new and active projects. Senior leadership from event host BMW and other prominent GENIVI members will kick-off a business-level program on Wednesday morning while in parallel, technical topics will be presented and discussed. Wednesday evening will be an opportunity to network and experience the latest technologies during the GENIVI Member Showcase and Reception. Thursday will be given to further technical presentations and discussions.  Stay tuned to the event website for the program announcements later this month.

As always, nonmembers are welcome to attend the Wednesday and Thursday programs for a small attendance fee. Registration is now open so make plans to attend today.

GENIVI Shatters Attendance Records at CES 2018

CES 2018 attendees experienced a number of “first ever’s” at this year’s annual gathering in Las Vegas. The first rainstorm during a CES event in recent memory took many by surprise, which was surpassed only by the resulting major power outage in the South and Central Halls leaving thousands of people struggling to find their way safely outside. Attendees of GENIVI activities at CES 2018 also experienced a couple of “first ever’s” – by shattering attendance records for the GENIVI Showcase and Reception, as well as for the Connect2Car panel sessions delivered with SAE.

Now in its seventh year, the GENIVI Networking Reception and Showcase ended up being a killer event with 1,050 in attendance, 250 more than 2017. GENIVI went big this year, renting a 9,500 square feet (884 square meter) ballroom in the Bellagio Hotel. And every foot/meter of it was needed as 148 OEM representatives and another 200 from Tier 1 organizations flooded into the showcase. GENIVI Members with showcase tables were all smiles and post-event comments were glowing, pointing especially to the fact that there were “lots of new faces.” GENIVI wishes to thank the event sponsors including: Renesas, Mentor, Luxoft, HARMAN, Wind River, ACCESS, GlobalLogic, ICS, Flexera, Obigo, Abalta and Keolis. Special appreciation goes to Mike Nunnery, GENIVI marketing manager, and to his team for pulling off this amazing event.

GENIVI has, for the last several years, teamed with SAE to present groundbreaking ideas for in-vehicle and connected car technologies during the Connect2Car track at CES. In 2017, three GENIVI-led panels averaged 225 attendees. In 2018, GENIVI added a fourth panel and averaged 325 attendees. The largest panel enjoyed 358 attendees. Quotes from the first GENIVI panel received coverage in several publications including U.S. News and World Report and Metropolis. By all accounts, the panels were informative, engaging and generated plenty of interest in subjects ranging from vehicle data, connectivity, mobility and cybersecurity.

While it is not quite like being at these events, you can view pictures at: GENIVI looks to continue its momentum of successful showcase events and engaging programming during the April All Member Meeting and Open Community Days in Munich. 

Domain Interaction Projects Engaging Many Stakeholders

Stakeholders from over fifteen organizations have engaged in two active projects launched as part of the GENIVI vehicle domain interaction strategy.  GENIVI started the strategy last year to meet a growing need in the industry to share and manage information across vehicle software domains -- safety, infotainment and consumer electronics.

Before the end of year, GENIVI members established momentum on two launched projects and GENIVI is now actively recruiting participants for other projects to be launched very soon.  Projects are open to GENIVI members and nonmembers.

The Graphics Sharing and Distributed HMI Compositing (GSHA) project continues to explore existing technologies and will begin working to produce demonstrator code to be delivered by the GENIVI April event. To participate in this project or keep aware of progress, please visit the project wiki pages.

The Generic Communication Protocols Evaluation (GPRO) project also has gained momentum and is evaluating upward of 15 different protocol options with the goal of discussing a handful of recommendations at the GENIVI April event.  More information on the GPRO project can be found on the project wiki pages.

GENIVI is also recruiting participants for a number of other projects soon to be launched such as:

  • Hypervisor API Standardization and System Design
  • User Input Distribution and Coordination
  • Logging, Tracing and Debugging Distributed Systems.

Upcoming meeting announcements for these projects are held on the genivi-projects email list.  You can subscribe to the list here to receive project announcements and to participate.  If you have any questions about these projects, please contact Philippe Robin.

GENIVI Enjoys Two Significant Code Contributions

Over the last couple of months, the GENIVI code repository has grown with the contribution of new navigation code and by a significant enhancement to a CAN development tool.

GENIVI is happy to announce that Comtech Telecommunications Corporation has released comprehensive Search, Mapping and Navigation software source code with a permissive open source license (through MIT), under the growing family of GENIVI open source software projects.

It is rare that navigation related software of this size and completeness is taken from internal company development and made available for collaborative improvement under an open source license. This is truly fantastic news for the open source community, and GENIVI commends Comtech for taking this step with software that is integrated into Comtech's current business, and therefore has a strong backing and a clear intention for continued support. 

GENIVI also wants to thank Mobica for a significant contribution of the CANDevStudio project.  CANDevStudio is a cost-effective, cross-platform (Windows, Linux) replacement for Controller Area Network (CAN) simulation software. It can work with several professional CAN hardware interfaces, as well as simulated/virtual setups that allow anyone to develop CAN software with next to no investment.

While the biggest “backbone networks” inside many modern cars may be implemented with new technologies (FlexRay, Ethernet, etc.), CAN is still the obvious solution for many local networks because of its low cost, simplicity and reliability.  In many economy cars, CAN even remains the primary technology for networking.

Congratulations to Mobica and any other contributors for releasing the first tagged version named "v0.1." While there seem to be lots of plans for further development, this really looks truly usable already, for such a modest version number.

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Best regards,


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


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3-4 February 2018
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GENIVI All Member Meeting & Open Community Days
17-19 April 2018
Munich, Germany

GENIVI All Member Demonstration Showcase and Networking Reception
18 April 2018
Munich, Germany


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

Clarion – GENIVI Compliance V11.0

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Renesas Electronics – GENIVI Compliance V12.0



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Steve Crumb 

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GENIVI All Member Meetings
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