The GENIVI Alliance has announced continued expansion of its membership with the addition of five Japan-based companies — Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Alpine Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric, Pioneer Corporation and Rohm CO, Ltd.
GENIVI Alliance members expect that Nissan and these companies will greatly contribute to advancing the development of an open IVI stack through the GENIVI Alliance. Combined with the support of the growing GENIVI Alliance, these efforts will reduce time-to-market and total cost of ownership for companies developing IVI equipment and software.
The participation of these companies in the Alliance will broaden the consortium’s coverage across Europe, North America, and Japan. Since its founding in March 2009, GENIVI has grown from eight founding members, including BMW Group, Delphi, GM, Intel, Magneti Marelli, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Visteon, and Wind River, to more than 40 members and continues to drive automotive and consumer electronics connectivity, multimedia and performance capabilities through open source adoption.
“Developing automotive applications that easily fit on a standard platform will allow us to provide our customers with exactly what they are looking for with In-vehicle Infotainment to continue Nissan’s legacy of delivering truly innovative vehicles,” said Tsuguo Nobe, general manager, Car Wings, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “GENIVI’s goal is to enable innovation and differentiation in the automotive industry with an open-source standard.”