The GENIVI Alliance will deliver an open interface to Android Auto to further enable automakers with open solutions for their infotainment products.

GENIVI’s open source middleware will be extended to provide support for Android Auto integration, including functions for authentication, audio, video, touch screen input and microphone interaction.
“GENIVI produces open software that preserves the automaker’s branding and unique value to the driver,” said Steve Crumb, executive director, GENIVI Alliance. “Our global members are very interested in interfaces like this one, which enables them to quickly integrate the latest solutions into their IVI systems. We look forward to working closely with the Android Auto team on this project.”

“We are pleased to bring these two important technology Alliances together,” said Kyle Walworth, vice president, Automotive Solutions, Symphony Teleca Corporation. “This software will enable our automotive customers to meet theirconnected consumer’s demands for seamless integration of their Androiddevices into the car.”

GENIVI will fund the development and will release the code for the interface with an open source license, hosted at http://projects.genivi.org. Deployment of Android Autowill require a licensing arrangement with Google.

About GENIVI Alliance

The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry association dedicated to driving the broad adoption of In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source software. The GENIVI community provides reference architecture, software components, and standard interfaces which are used by the global automotive industry to deliver branded IVI solutions world-wide. Comprised of more than 160 member companies, GENIVI is headquartered in San Ramon, California. Please visit www.genivi.orgfor more information.