The GENIVI Alliance has announced that Jaguar Land Rover and SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle Company have joined the Alliance, bringing the number of OEM members to eight.
Jaguar Land Rover is part of Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile company.
SAIC Motor whose predecessor was Shanghai Automotive Company, is the leading manufacturer of passenger vehicles, the largest mini-vehicle maker as well as an automotive maker that has the biggest sales volume in China today.
“Jaguar Land Rover is attracted to GENIVI’s fundamental philosophy of sharing the costs and time commitment of developing the non-differentiating layers of the IVI stack across the industry while creating a flexible platform that optimizes differentiation opportunities for OEMs and suppliers alike,” said Bob Joyce, group engineering director, Jaguar Land Rover.
We believe that the GENIVI Alliance is the key industry force driving the rapid, open source development of future IVI reference platforms,” said HAO Fei, E&E global director of SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle Co.