GENIVI Alliance Grows with New Members

Set up as a joint effort that would ultimately lead to the creation of an open-source In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) platform, the GENIVI alliance is slowly drawing the crowds, with more and more suppliers and industry players announcing their commitment to the combined effort.

This week's news concerns the addition of extra members to the alliance. Accenture, DENSO Corporation and MOBIS decided this week to bring their expertise and know-how to the project, three months after Magneti Marelli announced that it will offer the first integration of the IVI platform.

Each of the three companies will do their best for their services and products to be included in the IVI solutions. Accenture will offer solutions for OEMs, DENSO will chip in its expertise in thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics and information and safety, while MOBIS will bring to the table safety systems.

"Companies from across the IVI ecosystem are responding to the OEM's recognition of the importance of the GENIVI platform and what the future holds in terms of deliverables,"
said Graham Smethurst, GENIVI president.

"These Tier 1 companies, along with our new Associate members will play an increasingly important role in driving the innovation that will enable us to offer the industry greater differentiation and cost savings in the marketplace."

GENIVI now comprises several big automakers, like BMW (who will be the recipient of the IVI system currently under development by Magneti Marelli), Renault and GM. Big names from the supplier industry, like Visteon, Bosch or Delphi are also part of the program.


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