The GENIVI (pronounced gen-ee-vee) Alliance is a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open-source development platform.

IVI is a rapidly growing and evolving field that covers entertainment and information features and functionality available in automobiles. IVI covers many types of vehicle infotainment applications including music, news and multimedia, navigation and location services, telephony, internet services and more.

Automobile manufacturers and their suppliers must develop, test, deploy and support IVI products and services across multiple automobile models and generations. This process is increasingly complex and expensive as the rate of innovation and number of applications rapidly expands. GENIVI is leading the way by developing a reusable, open-source IVI platform.

GENIVI's objective is to foster a vibrant open-source IVI community by:

  • Delivering a reusable, open-source platform consisting of Linux-based core services, middleware, and open application layer interfaces
  • Engaging developers to deliver compliant applications
  • Sponsoring technical, marketing and compliance programs.

Our mission is to drive the broad adoption of an open-source development platform by aligning automotive OEM requirements and delivering specifications, reference implementations, and certification programs that form a consistent basis for further open source and ISV development.

Our Strategic Initiatives:

  1. Accelerate the development and implementation of the fully connected vehicle for infotainment applications
  2. Deliver a platform consisting of standardized middleware, application layer interfaces and frameworks
  3. Extend Open Source community innovations to support the automotive domain
  4. Engage developers to deliver compliant implementations
  5. Sponsor technical, marketing, and compliance programs

 Benefits Delivered by the GENIVI Platform:

  1. Speeds time-to-market
  2. Accelerates the pace at which new and compelling automotive applications are developed
  3. Dramatically reduces development costs
  4. Provides code transparency
  5. Broadens options for integrating and customizing solutions
  6. Increases IVI interchangeability across vehicle makes and models
  7. Grows the entire IVI ecosystem

GENIVI was officially launched in March, 2009, heralding a new era of cooperation among automakers, suppliers, and technology providers. Our founding members included BMW Group, Wind River, Intel, GM, PSA, Delphi, Magneti-Marelli, and Visteon. GENIVI is open to all organizations engaged in the automotive, consumer electronics, communications, software, application development and related industries that are interested in the success of IVI systems and related products.

GENIVI (pronounced gen-ee-vee) is a concatenation of Geneva, the international city of peace, and the acronym IVI, for In-Vehicle Infotainment.

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