GENIVI concluded its fall All Member Meeting (AMM) last week in San Francisco/Burlingame, California, and by all measures, the event had a great impact. The program content, networking and technical productivity was on par or better than previous AMMs.
Tuesday’s program delivered member updates ranging from Expert Group updates, Security Team progress, GENIVI Development Platform (GDP) improvements, and the challenges facing GENIVI in the license compliance arena. The day kicked off with an “Apple-style” keynote where GENIVI President, Darren Benjamin, had a series of invited speakers talk about various aspects of the alliance progress ranging from financial stability to technical productivity. View and download presentations here
Wednesday’s program kicked off with two sessions on the role of the connected vehicle in the smart and connected cities of today and tomorrow. The program continued with insights into the future of connected transportation and how in-vehicle infotainment will evolve once autonomous vehicles arrive. The afternoon program emphasized the value of startups and innovation; an analyst’s view of the smart city, smart home and big data landscapes; and a talk about the value of bug bounty programs in the context of cybersecurity. As always, a highlight of the week was the Showcase and Reception where GENIVI launched the “Best in Show” competition (see results later in the newsletter). View and download presentations here
On the technology side, Wednesday’s break-out tracks emphasized a number of practical issues in the security area, standard interface definition using Franca IDL, and rapid software testing. The Remote Vehicle Interaction (RVI) Expert Group (EG) had a number of productive breakouts as did a number of other EG’s and open projects. Hands-on training for the GENIVI Development Platform was also given during both Wednesday and Thursday programs.
Thursday morning was given to the GENIVI Startup Associate Member program where representatives from several GENIVI startup members engaged the audience in dialogs about innovation and new approaches conceived by these startups. On the technology side, the work on Vehicle Web APIs was presented in a single track where W3C presented the on-going work in their Automotive Business Group in close coordination with GENIVI which was detailed further in two sessions on the GENIVI Location Based Services APIs and the Vehicle Data Interface.
The event was yet another success in a long line of GENIVI AMMs and we wish to extend our appreciation to the numerous sponsors (listed to the right) for their generosity. We also wish to thank all attendees and speakers and we look forward to gathering for our next AMM in Birmingham, UK on 9-11 May 2017.
Best of Show Awards
A new awards program, Best of Show, was launched during the AMM showcase and networking reception in Burlingame. The Best of Show competition is designed for organizations to compete for one or more awards in three categories. Winners in each category received the greatest number of votes from showcase attendees. Please congratulate our 2016 Showcase Best of Show winners:
GDP Demonstration - Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas has a long history of supporting the GDP platform and every generation since inception. They demonstrated their Porter board running on the GDP platform with the newest user interface and application launcher. Future M3 Starter Kit implementations will provide automotive grade hardware for developers at an affordable cost increasing the reach of the GDP to non-automotive developers.
Startup Demonstration - AVE Automedia
AVE AutoMedia demonstrated Neptune, a kid’s video app that features science, technology, engineering, art and math content for children ages 2 to 10. The Neptune demo was presented on an iPad tablet and showed video streaming and parental controls with a simulation for how navigation data from the IVI system can be used to enhance the user experience. Neptune allows parents to control the content experience while giving children a universe of educational and entertaining videos that they can take with them.
New Innovation Demonstration – Excelfore
Excelfore demonstrated live SOTA updates to GENIVI-based IVI platforms. Shortly before the AMM, ITK Engineering and Excelfore announced their partnership to provide integrated FOTA/SOTA solutions with fully comprehensive vehicle safety and cybersecurity for the automotive market.
Most Valuable Contributor Awards
The following individual members were recognized during the San Francisco/Burlingame All Member Meeting for their valuable contributions to the GENIVI Alliance:
- Leon Anavi (Konsulko) - Nominated by the GDP Team for excellent work on GDP enhancements. (Note: award was received by Pete Popov from Konsulko on Leon’s behalf).
- Gunnar Andersson (Volvo) - Nominated by many for executing the rollout of the go.cd continuous integration system (including hosting a server).
- Rudi Streif (JLR) - Nominated by RVI-EG for work supporting the W3C liaison work on the Vehicle Signaling Specification (VSS).
Please join us in congratulating these individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of the GENIVI Alliance.
View images from the AMM provided by Mike Nunnery here.