KPIT Cummins infotainment platform achieves Genivi compliance

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - January 10, 2012

Automotive OEMs are pursuing the adoption of consumer electronics (CE) features in infotainment and KPIT’s infotainment platform speeds up this process by leveraging the critical mass of open source community.

KPIT Cummins has said that its In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) platform  is now compliant with GENIVI Compliance Specification Release 1.0. The platform features automotive grade robustness, leverages scale to reduce total cost of ownership; and is supported by a mature service delivery organization to speed up development of product variants across feature sets and geographies.

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.

The platform contains core services and frameworks to enable faster, context-aware HMI (Human Machine Interface) and application development.  It integrates frameworks and APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for multimedia, CE device connectivity, Bluetooth, security, software update and location based services. It is optimized for the latest ARM based application processors from multiple silicon vendors as well as for the Intel Atom processor. 
 

Key features of the platform include:

•  In-vehicle software updates and rapid integration of software components specific to a vehicle program
•  Comprehensive multimedia framework (audio &  video)
•  Rapid integration of wired (e.g. USB) and wireless (e.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) consumer devices
•  Location based services and navigation
•  Comprehensive support for internet applications and HTML5
•  Car maker specific User Interface development
•  Toolset and developer SDK (Software Development Kit) for application development

“GENIVI compliance is an important development in KPIT’s pursuit of leadership in infotainment through platform solutions and integration services. It demonstrates our continued commitment to the vision we share with GENIVI and reinforces our long-standing partnership with the automotive ecosystem to accelerate innovation and standardization in infotainment, AUTOSAR, diagnostics and vehicle integration,” said Anup Sable, Senior Vice President, Automotive & Engineering, KPIT Cummins.
 
“As GENIVI expands its reach and value to carmakers, the addition of a compliant platform from a credible partner like KPIT will help further drive GENIVI’s mission of open innovation”, said Graham Smethurst, GENIVI President.

Automotive OEMs are pursuing the adoption of consumer electronics (CE) features in infotainment and KPIT’s infotainment platform speeds up this process by leveraging the critical mass of open source community, enabling broader coverage and faster support of new CE technologies. With reliance on KPIT’s GENIVI compliant platform, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers can put focus back on unique user experience through HMI and application software. 

KPIT’s infotainment platform will be demonstrated at the GENIVI Demo Showcase at Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas, NV from Jan 9th to 11th; and at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi, India from Jan 7th to 11th. 

The 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. Other companies from India that are members of the Aliance are TCS, Tata Elxsi, Wipro Technologies while associate members include Larsen & Toubro, Ittiam, HCL Tehnologies, Allgo Embedded, Infosys, Mahindra Satyam, Mphasis and Nest.
 

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