The mission of the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group is to influence the Open Web Platform on the unique needs of the automotive industry, and to help stakeholders within the automotive industry to build a good and practical understanding on the standardization processes within the W3C. The initial scope of this business group will be to determine what vehicle data should be exposed through a Web API(s). The goal or deliverable will be to draft a specification and then hand it off to a W3C working group that can take the spec and finalize it through the W3C specification and community process. If the business group is successful in this initial effort, there are many other technical challenges such as reducing driver distraction and improving safety that this group could address while influencing the Open Web Platform for Automotive.
The proposed charter for the group is http://www.w3.org/community/autowebplatform/automotive-and-web-platform-business-group-charter/
The W3C Automotive and Web Platform Business Group held its first face to face meeting in Barcelona on the 22 April.
A lot of ideas were discussed during this meeting between BMW, VW, PSA, Visteon, Continental, Intel, KDDI, LG, Magneti Marelli, QNX, Ford, Strategy Analytics, Genivi and W3C with agreement on next steps to prepare the next face to face meeting in Tokyo (29 May).
These Face to Face meetings will be restricted to Business Group participants with the Business Group Agreement finalized or in process to be finalized.
Any question, support, contact Alan Bird (email@example.com) or Bernard Gidon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I wanted to quickly schedule a couple of conf calls. Both will be scheduled for next week (one to cover Europe and one to cover APAC). Details are on our wiki under the current events page on the left hand side. If you would like me to send you the calendar appointment, please send me an email (address below).
Also, please notice I’m also suggesting that we add a F2F meeting in Tokyo during the Automotive Linux Summit and LinuxCon. My rationale for this is to cover both Europe and APAC since we have participants from both geos.
Conf Call #1: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 9:00 AM US Pacific Time
Conf Call #2: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 9:00 PM US Pacific Time
If you have additional topics please send me an email at adam . m . abramski at intel . com
Since a lot of new participants have joined since Adam sent this mail, and some folks have reported difficulties finding it, I am reposting the following as a blog entry.
It is also archived in the archive of the public mailing list.
From: Abramski, Adam M
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 01:29:47 +0000
CC: "Abramski, Adam M"
I wanted to welcome everyone to the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group! Looks like we have a great start from both individuals and companies looking to participate in this group! I believe there are probably other companies looking to participate as well but since many companies in the automotive industry have no experience with the W3C and have not participated before I'm expecting that they are running the CLA through their legal departments as well as getting some funding together. Since these activities can take 30 days or more for many companies, I'm thinking that we should hold off in having a conference call for at least another 2 to 3 weeks.
I thought maybe I should take some time to give a bit of background about the formation of this group. In the summer of 2012, the W3C was looking for an organization to sponsor a workshop on Automotive and Web (http://www.w3..org/2012/08/web-and-automotive/). Since I work on the Tizen IVI team and since Tizen's main development environment is the web it made a lot of since for Intel to get involved and to sponsor the workshop. During the workshop there were many topics covered as you might guess including exposing vehicle data thru Web APIs which seems to have a center of gravity in a variety of projects including GENIVI Alliance (http://www.genivi.org/), Webinos (http://www.webinos.org/about-webinos/) and Tizen (https://wiki.tizen.org/wiki/IVI). Each of these projects have been working on very similar API specs. Initially, this will be the main focus for the group as can be seen in the charter (http://www.w3.org/community/autowebplatform/automotive-and-web-platform-business-group-charter/) of the group. Since mid to late December, I've been working on getting all the proper approvals here at Intel to propose and participate in this group. Now here we are!
One last thought to leave the group with. I'm thinking of organizing a F2F meeting on Monday, April 22nd (which is the day before the start of the GENIVI All Members Meeting) in Barcelona, Spain. I would like to hear your thoughts on this proposal either over this email list or send me a personal email to the address below.
I look forward to starting the collaboration on this project with you all.
Adam M Abramski
Intel Software & Services Group