San Ramon, California – Hyundai has joined the GENIVI Alliance, a U.S.-based industry association that is driving the development and adoption of common software architecture for in-vehicle infotainment. Hyundai is the sixth auto manufacturer to join, and is the first Korean automaker to do so, accelerating the alliance’s efforts to engage Asian car companies.

Other members include BMW, General Motors, Nissan, SA Peugeot Citroën and Renault, as well as Delphi, Intel, Alpine, Continental, Mitsubishi Electric, Sirius XM, Pioneer, LG, and Samsung, among others.

“The addition of Hyundai marks a milestone for GENIVI as we continue our expansion into Asia,” said Graham Smethurst, the alliance’s president. “GENIVI’s continued success hinges on the contributions of OEMs of the caliber of Hyundai and we look forward to working with them as we continue to improve the GENIVI Alliance platform.”

The non-profit alliance now includes 75 members spanning the entire automotive ecosystem, including OEMs, key first tier suppliers, and the majority of semiconductor providers to the in-vehicle infotainment market. GENIVI intends to align requirements, deliver reference implementations, offer certification programs and foster an open-source community which will result in shortened development cycles, quicker time to market, and reduced costs for companies developing equipment and software.

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