IVI stands for “in-vehicle infotainment,” and as anyone in
radio knows, it’s a critical business growth area to watch.
AVnu Alliance and the GENIVI Alliance have announced an agreement to align their
groups and their members’ interests. Notable is the promotion of an Ethernet
In-Vehicle Infotainment application.
The AVnu Alliance
promotes use of the 802.11 Audio Video Bridging AV networking spec for bringing
high-quality audio and video into vehicles and other markets. The GENIVI
Alliance encourages open-source development of an in-vehicle infotainment
A release explained: “For
manufacturers planning to use AVnu-certified devices and the GENIVI platform in
the automobile, this new joint agreement gives confidence that devices
certified by the two alliances would interoperate and integrate seamlessly.”
GENIVI Vice President Matt Jones
stated that the liaison is important to
deployment of infotainment features for automakers and other suppliers aiming to serve the