Software Domain Interaction Strategy

Many automakers and their software suppliers are actively discussing ways of integrating vehicle software domains (e.g., safety, infotainment, consumer electronics) to present a more unified experience to drivers and passengers of their future vehicles.  In an effort to consolidate these discussions, the GENIVI Alliance has launched a Vehicle Domain Interaction Strategy to identify and deliver standard interfaces (APIs) and open source code that can be adopted broadly in the automotive industry. The projects launched under this strategy are open to GENIVI members and to non-members with specific domain software expertise in safety and consumer electronics domains.

System on a chip (SOC) consolidation is one of many trends that have provided in-vehicle software companies immense opportunities to combine historically siloed features to deliver a more complete driver awareness offering.     

The trends behind the GENIVI Vehicle Domain Interaction Strategy are some of the many technology advances that GENIVI is exploring and aligning to in order to help automakers and their suppliers define and deliver the in-vehicle experience of the future.  The GENIVI open development community is committed to identifying and aligning to these future trends, and then delivering open solutions that can be adopted into both open source and commercial products included in future production programs of global automakers.  An open community context for these discussions is essential because while GENIVI recognizes that it has a robust and global membership; other experts are needed at the table like Google/Android, QNX, and other software providers.  Thus, GENIVI welcomes all participants into its open community projects where requirements can be identified and solutions delivered that align to current and future trends.

We believe the entire automotive industry will benefit by consistently using the defined interfaces for cross-domain functionality, data management, and other needs.