GENIVI Alliance Announces Fifth Compliant Offering

Aug 16, 2011, 10:00 ET from GENIVI Alliance

SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GENIVI Alliance, an automotive and consumer electronics industry association driving the development and adoption of an open In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) reference platform, today announced that the Linux Foundation's MeeGo IVI Project has been approved as GENIVI compliant.

The Linux Foundation's software solution joins GENIVI members Canonical, Mentor Graphics, MontaVista, and Wind River as the first to have offerings approved as GENIVI compliant, enabling them to qualify for OEM request for proposals requiring GENIVI compliant products.

"GENIVI members have a productive history leveraging the MeeGo platform in various ways," said Steve Crumb, executive director of the GENIVI Alliance.  "GENIVI members can now have the confidence that this platform, along with the other four GENIVI compliant platforms, has met the criteria of the GENIVI compliance program."

As previously announced, GENIVI's Compliance Program provides the foundation for delivering the benefits of using the GENIVI platform.  These benefits are: speeds time-to-market; dramatically reduces development costs; provides code transparency; broadens options for integrating and customizing solutions and increases IVI interchangeability across vehicle makes and models.

In addition to allowing multiple distributions to be compliant, the program encourages member companies to offer different versions of components enabling diversity while still being compliant, allowing replacement of a particular component or group of components with another open-source or proprietary implementation that satisfies the compliance criteria.

For further information on GENIVI's compliance program and current list of GENIVI complaint products, visit

About GENIVI Alliance
GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry association whose mission is to drive the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform.  GENIVI will accomplish this by aligning requirements, delivering reference implementations, offering certification programs and fostering a vibrant open source IVI community. GENIVI's work will result in shortened development cycles, quicker time-to-market, and reduced costs for companies developing IVI equipment and software.  GENIVI is headquartered in San Ramon, Calif.

Media Contact- GENIVI:
Craig Miner

Linux Foundation MeeGo IVI Project
MeeGo IVI is a true open-source solution for next generation in-vehicle infotainment systems built on Linux. It is architected from the ground up with connected mobile devices in mind providing essential features such as fast boot, power efficiency, small footprint, networking and telephony stacks. Together with its build infrastructure and application development SDK it provides the ideal platform to jump-start development on various hardware platforms including both ARM and Intel® Atom™–based architectures. OEMs, Tier 1s and OSVs can extend and modify the MeeGo IVI platform to their requirements while getting the most return on investment by leveraging an open and maintained platform. MeeGo IVI follows a strong roadmap with a twice-a-year release cadence integrating the latest but proven Linux technologies such as SystemD, BTRFS, Wayland, etc. into a production-ready platform.