GENIVI Alliance, an automotive and consumer electronicsindustry association driving the development and adoption of an open In-vehicleInfotainment (IVI) reference platform, today announced it will be hosting OpenAutomotive ’14, a series of one-day conferences that will explore – withautomakers industry-leading suppliers, automotive consortia and leadingindustry analysts – the relationship between automotive connectivity and theso-called “Internet of Things (IoT).”
The year’s first conference will center on how”automotive within IoT” will have a dramatic impact on smart deviceintegration, infotainment services, embedded solutions, big data,interoperability, monitoring and security for automakers, service providers,regulators and consumers.
Held in conjunction with GENIVI’s bi-annual All-Membermeeting, Open Automotive ’14 will take place on Wednesday, May 21, at theGothia Towers in Gothenburg, Sweden. The interactive conference begins with anopening keynote speech by Dr. Thomas Mueller, vice president,Electrics/Electronics & E-Propulsion, Volvo Car Corporation, followed bymore than 20 additional industry-leading speakers and guest panelists.
“With more than 279 million connected vehiclesprojected to be on the roads by 2021, and with technology and services for the’The Internet of Things’ forecasted to generate global revenues in excess of $8trillion by 2020, ‘automotive within IoT’ is rapidly gaining a lot of attentionwithin the automotive industry,” said Joel Hoffmann, director ofMarketing, GENIVI Alliance and Automotive Strategist, Intel. “OpenAutomotive ’14 brings together key industry stakeholders and innovators todiscuss ways to best collaborate, set standards and really define the future ofautomotive within IoT.”
Topics will include: “loT Open Standard – OpenSource Technology for the Connected Car”, “How Does Automotive Pluginto IoT?”, “Cars are Connected. Where are the Applications?”,”The Connected Car – Big Opportunity or Big Headache?”, “OPENand Security – Do Opposites Attract?” and “The Supply Chain -Collaborate or Die!”
Registration for the event is $199 and includesdiscounted hotel rates, a networking reception on the evening of May 20,followed by the day-long conference and ending with access to GENIVI’s membershowcase/expo/networking event featuring over 40 demonstrations from GENIVImembers.
Later in the year, Open Automotive will appear in LasVegas, Tokyo and Detroit as well as live webinars hosted by Automotive World.
For further information and to register, visit http://openautomotive.genivi.org.
About GENIVI Alliance
The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry associationwhose mission is to drive the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment(IVI) open source development platform. GENIVI will accomplish this by aligningrequirements, delivering reference implementations, offering certificationprograms and fostering a vibrant open source IVI community. GENIVI’s work willresult in shortened development cycles, quicker time-to-market, and reducedcosts for companies developing IVI equipment and software. Comprised of morethan 170 member companies, GENIVI is headquartered in San Ramon, Calif. Pleasevisit www.genivi.org for more information.