GENIVI Alliance Announces Accenture, DENSO and MOBIS as its Newest MembersBy Genivi Alliance, PRNE
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Three New Tier-1 Core Members Illustrates Growing Momentum in Alliance
SAN RAMON, California, April 18, 2011 - The GENIVI Alliance, an automotive and consumer electronics industry
association driving the development and adoption of an open In-vehicle
Infotainment (IVI) reference platform, today announced the continued
expansion of its membership with key new companies Accenture, DENSO
Corporation and MOBIS.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 215,000 people serving clients in
more than 120 countries. Accenture is developing a range of innovative
offerings that combine automotive industry and mobility services expertise to
transform original equipment manufacturers.
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a
leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and
components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics
and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major
carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and
affiliates in 34 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs
approximately 120,000 people.
MOBIS, a Korea-based manufacturer, is an automotive supplier who leads
the global automotive industry, providing brake systems (ABS/ESC), steering
systems (MDPS), advanced airbag, LED lamp and core parts of eco-friendly
cars, as well as chassis, cockpit and front-end modules known as 3-major
module in the car. Its R&D division develops Pre-Crash Safety Systems (PCS),
Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Tire Pressure
Monitoring Systems (TPMS), Advanced Safety Vehicle (ASV) and Multimedia
Worldwide, the company has 25 module and parts factory in seven countries
(including Korea) and six R&D centers in Korea, North America, Germany,
In addition to the Core members, twelve new Associate members joined the
Alliance including: AutoNavi Software Company, Ltd.; Bertrandt Ingenieurburo
GmbH; CSR Technology, Inc.; Kanrikogaku Kenkyusho Ltd.; Mahindra Satyam;
Network Systems & Technologies Ltd.; novero GmbH; Peiker Acustic GmbH & Co.
KG; Pi Shurlok; Qualcomm Inc.; Rightware Oy, Segula Technologies Automotive,
bringing the total membership to 112 companies.
"Companies from across the IVI ecosystem are responding to the OEM's
recognition of the importance of the GENIVI platform and what the future
holds in terms of deliverables," said Graham Smethurst, GENIVI president.
"These Tier 1 companies, along with our new Associate members will play an
increasingly important role in driving the innovation that will enable us to
offer the industry greater differentiation and cost savings in the
About GENIVI Alliance
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. GENIVI will accomplish this by aligning requirements,
delivering reference implementations, offering certification programs and
fostering a vibrant open source IVI community. GENIVI's work will result in
shortened development cycles, quicker time-to-market, and reduced costs for
companies developing IVI equipment and software. GENIVI is headquartered in
San Ramon, Calif. www.genivi.org.
Media Contact - GENIVI: Craig Miner +1-248-840-8368 Cminer1@att.net
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