The GENIVI Alliance, a collaborative community developing open standards and software for in-vehicle systems, has announced an organizational rebrand to the Connected Vehicle Systems Alliance (COVESA). The new brand signifies the Alliance’s evolving technical focus to connected vehicle systems including in-vehicle, on-edge and in-cloud services, interfaces and data exchange.
“COVESA is positioned to take on some of the most critical issues facing auto makers advancing new open-source automotive software solutions,” said Roger Lanctot, director at Strategy Analytics. “From data monetization to cybersecurity, to in-vehicle payments and closing the gaps in Android Automotive implementations, COVESA is providing the essential collaboration necessary to advance the software-defined car of the future.”
“Our members have proven their ability to deliver standards and solutions that meet the needs of the evolving connected vehicle industry. This new brand and vision reflects all that we believe in and what we are working to achieve as members and leaders of COVESA,” added Matt Jones, chairman and president of COVESA. “We have a strong, active member base that has come together from across the globe with contributions that power the future of integrated shared systems that in turn, benefit and complement their own businesses and product priorities.”
COVESA says it will expand upon GENIVI’s foundation of establishing a vehicle signal specification and vehicle-to-cloud connected services, while also encouraging members to introduce projects that deliver specifications, open-source licensed software and related materials that equip the industry with useful assets for commercial solution development.
There are currently several active technology projects underway within the organization, including:
- The Common Vehicle Interface Initiative (CVII), launched with W3C, addresses the need for industry standards to more efficiently collect and manage vehicle data and to define vehicle services invoked remotely from the cloud.
- Android Automotive Special Interest Group (SIG) focusing on software integration and supporting auto makers and their suppliers who are adopting Android Automotive.
- In-vehicle Payment Special Interest Group (SIG) exploring standard approaches for in-vehicle commerce and payments.
- Automotive Cybersecurity Team addresses a growing number of standards and topics enhancing cybersecurity in the vehicle.