Moscow, New York, May 15, 2010 - Luxoft, a leading global provider of advanced application and product development services, today announced it has joined the Global Infotainment Alliance GENIVI, an automotive industry association driving the development and adoption of an open In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) reference platform. By joining the Alliance, Luxoft demonstrates its long- term commitment to the standards-based innovation in automotive infotainment.
In-vehicle Infotainment covers entertainment and information features and functionality available in automobiles. IVI is a rapidly changing and expanding field within the automotive industry and covers many types of vehicle infotainment applications including music, news, multimedia, navigation, telephony, Internet services and more.
The GENIVI Alliance — with members including BMW Group, Wind River, Intel, GM, PSA, Delphi, and Visteon — spearheads the development of reusable, open source IVI platform consisting of the essential core services (e.g., media and graphics) required by IVI systems. The GENIVI platform establishes a foundation upon which automobile manufacturers and their suppliers can add their differentiated products and services, resulting in faster time-to-market and dramatically reduced development costs.
Employing over 250 industry professionals, Luxoft’s automotive team specializes in real-time and embedded applications development, system engineering, automotive specific interfaces, wireless communications and cellular networking. The company’s IVI experts develop car infotainment software, technologies, methods and applications including multimedia, road assistance, head unit software, and car-to-gadgets integration employing technologies such as Bluetooth, ZigBee, WiFi, MOST and CAN, VoIP and OTA software upgrades.
“We view this step as a great opportunity for Luxoft to join our efforts with other industry leaders in creating ground-breaking infotainment solutions and pioneering new technologies,” said Michael Minkevich, Vice President Technology Services of Luxoft.
For more information on Luxoft’s automotive practices, please visit: www.luxoft.com/automotive
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.
Luxoft, a member of the IBS Group, is an emerging global leader in application and product engineering outsourcing services for enterprise IT organizations and software vendors. Luxoft builds lasting partnerships with its clients, such as Boeing, IBM, Harman Becker, Avaya, Areva, Sabre and other global leaders, based on the culture of engineering excellence, innovation, and deep domain expertise. Luxoft offers global delivery capability through its network of state-of-the-art delivery centers in North America, Central & Eastern Europe, and Asia. Luxoft`s customers benefit from the right mix of technology skills, industry knowledge, best-of-breed processes and methodologies, and a choice of engagement models.
Luxoft has been awarded the #1 position in the “Emerging European Markets” category of the 2009 “Global Services 100” list. Company is also a recipient of the Applied Innovation Award from the IAOP and Wipro, ITAA and Forbes (together with Deutsche Bank).