GENIVI was founded in March 2009, as an open source alliance to provide a standard platform for Infotainment systems designers. Version 2.0 of the GENIVI specification has now been released, and vendors are busy announcing compliant products. As the specifications become more feature-rich, they will undoubtedly become more usable – but how much can be used now, and where are the gaps? What is supplied as open source and what still needs to be purchased as a commercial solution? What hardware support is available? Does Android have a role to play? This presentation will highlight the current status of the GENIVI initiative, and feature presentations from Mentor and ecosystem partners on the implementation options both within and beyond the scope of GENIVI.



Andrew Patterson

Andrew Patterson is Business Development Director for Mentor Graphics embedded division, specializing in the automotive market. Prior to Mentor Andrew has spent over 20 years in the Design Automation market specializing in a wide range of technologies including wire harness design, automotive simulation model development, virtual prototyping, and mechatronics. Currently he is focused on working with the GENIVI industry alliance, and leading Mentor’s Infotainment and in-vehicle Electronic Cluster and Telematics solutions. Andrew holds a master’s degree in Engineering and Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.