The GENIVI Alliance, a collaborative community developing open standards and software for in-vehicle systems, announced its organizational rebrand to the Connected Vehicle Systems Alliance (COVESA). The new brand signifies the Alliance’s evolving technical focus to connected vehicle systems including in-vehicle, on-edge and in-cloud services, interfaces and data exchange.

COVESA’s core principles are founded on: openness, collaboration, innovation, and the expertise each member brings to the Alliance. COVESA is focused on its vision to create a diverse, sustainable and integrated mobility ecosystem by developing open standards and innovative technologies for connected vehicles.

COVESA will expand upon GENIVI’s strong foundation of a vehicle signal specification and vehicle to cloud connected services and encourage members to introduce projects that deliver specifications, open source licensed software and related materials that equip the industry with useful assets for commercial solution development.

There are currently several active technology projects including:

  • Common Vehicle Interface Initiative (CVII), launched with W3C, addresses the need for industrystandards to more efficiently collect and manage vehicle data and to define vehicle services invoked remotely from the cloud.
  • Android Automotive Special Interest Group (SIG) focusing on software integration and supporting automakers and their suppliers who are adopting Android Automotive
  • In-vehicle Payment Special Interest Group (SIG) exploring standard approaches for in-vehicle commerce and payments.
  • Automotive Cybersecurity Team addresses a growing number of standards and topics enhancing cybersecurity in the vehicle.