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GENIVI Alliance announces the Challenge Grant Program

The GENIVI Alliance, a non-profit alliance focused on developing an open in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and connectivity software platform for the transportation industry, has announced the GENIVI Challenge Grant Program designed to accelerate delivery of targeted features to enhance the GENIVI Development Platform (GDP).

The GENIVI Challenge Grant Program is open to anyone wishing to develop open source software to advance the alliance’s GDP. Interested parties should complete the online registration form. The registration process opens on July 21, 2016.

The GENIVI Alliance leadership has identified priority features within targeted subsystems of the GDP.

Code developed for these features will be considered for funding, if that code is accepted into the GDP mainstream code base by the GDP lead maintainer. When registering for participation in the program, parties should select one or more target subsystems.

Challenge grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded by GENIVI upon contribution of the code and acceptance by the GENIVI development community. Grants will be given to contributors of software adopted by GENIVI into the GDP codebase that meets feature requirements in seven GDP areas of functionality such as in-car data interface and software management including over-the-air updates.

GENIVI Executive Director, Steve Crumb said of the initiative that

Given the growing amount of software required in modern vehicles, the industry needs a robust and simple-to-use tool for improving IVI and connected vehicle software that engages a broader base of developers. The Challenge Grant Program provides funding for features that better position the GENIVI Development Platform as that tool and expands the active participation of developers contributing innovative and quality code that makes the platform even better.”

More information on the GENIVI Challenge Grant program can be found on the GENIVI Wiki including a registration form to express interest in participation in the program.

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David Jacobsen* (*his pen name) contributes regularly to Carnectiv. David is a senior manager in the technology sector, and has been Director and General Manager of a major company whose UK operation is part of HP. His current role involves driving the European technology and innovation strategy of a group of media businesses.

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