GENIVI membership continues strong growth

GENIVI membership continues strong growth

The first new Charter member to join since launch in March, XS Embedded (a subsidiary of Harman Becker Automotive Systems) is the first new Charter member to join since launch in March.

KPIT Cummins and Mocean Labs have joined the GENIVI Alliance as Core members, enabling them to participate in technical working groups contributing to broad support of specifications and code.

“The continued growth in GENIVI Alliance’s membership underscores the strength in GENIVI’s open source approach to innovation and flexibility in commercialisation options,” said Graham Smethurst, GENIVI president. “These leading companies will significantly add to the GENIVI platform’s development of the non-differentiating elements of the IVI stack, and expand the commercial offerings available to the IVI industry.”

“XS Embedded will leverage the GENIVI reference platform as it is being developed,” said Dr. Teichner, managing director of XS Embedded and CTO of Harman Becker Automotive Systems. “We have always supported open platform development. This strategy aligns with our goal to focus our innovation on higher level features and applications that help drive the industry as a whole forward.”

“KPIT Cummins sees a perfect alignment between its own and GENIVI’s vision of a reusable and scalable platform for IVI products,” noted Anup Sable, vice president of KPIT Cummins, Automotive business line. “GENIVI’s collaborative development approach allows infotainment solution providers to create unique and differentiated IVI products and services that will facilitate reusability, thus reducing time to market and cost."

"It is a tremendous opportunity to contribute to the momentum that GENIVI is gaining and to see that the initial investment from us and our partners in open source goes hand in hand with the vision of the GENIVI platform and its powerful use of open source software, which will speed up time to market and improve software quality,” said Anders Björkenbo, CEO of Mocean Labs.

The initial founding members of the GENIVI Alliance are BMW Group, Delphi, GM,Intel, Magneti-Marelli, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Visteon and Wind River.

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