Valeo has announced that it has become a core member of the GENIVI Alliance, an association of automakers, suppliers and other industrial companies committed to the development and broad adoption of an open source In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) reference platform for the automotive industry.
IVI is a constantly evolving field that encompasses automotive infotainment products and services such as music, news, multimedia, navigation, telephone and the Internet. Connections can be made via sources outside of the vehicle, including mobile phones and MP3 players using Bluetooth, WIFI or other means.
Valeo, as a major supplier of driver interface solutions, aims to provide correspondent hardware and software platforms enabling advanced connectivity and driver interface technologies. Valeo has been anticipating this architectural evolution for several years in the development of its product offer which includes integrated control panel modules combining climate control and various other functions, tactile surfaces and large touch screens with haptics feedback.