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Call for Final Specification Commitments for Vehicle Data Interfaces

On 2014-12-04 The Automotive and Web Platform Business Group published the following specification:

This is a call for Final Specification Commitments. To provide greater patent protection for this specification, participants in the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group are now invited make commitments under the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement by completing the commitment form. Current commitments are listed on the Web. There is no deadline for making commitments.

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-autowebplatform@w3.org. Learn more about the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group.

Call for Final Specification Commitments for Vehicle Information API

On 2014-12-04 The Automotive and Web Platform Business Group published the following specification:

This is a call for Final Specification Commitments. To provide greater patent protection for this specification, participants in the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group are now invited make commitments under the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement by completing the commitment form. Current commitments are listed on the Web. There is no deadline for making commitments.

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-autowebplatform@w3.org. Learn more about the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group.

First Draft of Vehicle Data Interfaces published by Automotive and Web Platform Business Group

On 2014-05-14 the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-autowebplatform@w3.org. Learn more about the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group.

First Draft of Vehicle Information API published by Automotive and Web Platform Business Group

On 2014-05-14 the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-autowebplatform@w3.org. Learn more about the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group.

First Draft of Vehicle Information API published by Automotive and Web Platform Business Group

On 2014-04-25 the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-autowebplatform@w3.org. Learn more about the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group.

First Draft of Vehicle Information API published by Automotive and Web Platform Business Group

On 2014-04-25 the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-autowebplatform@w3.org. Learn more about the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group.

Santa Clara Face To Face Summary

Thanks to all who came to the W3C Automotive Business Group’s third face to face in Santa Clara on March 17th and 18th. It was a well attended, productive meeting with over 20 participants from Access, Continental, Daimler, Elektrobit, GM, Google, Intel, JARI, KDDI, LG, OBIGO, OpenCar, Openstream, Pandora, PSA, QNX and W3C. There was very good discussion (and action items) around the maturing vehicle information specification and group direction as well as some excellent presentations by W3C staff, KDDI, OBIGO, Elektrobit, and Continental.

Here are the highlights:

  • Presentations
  • Vehicle Information Specification
    • Action item list to spec completion
      • Split spec into two docs: one for interfaces that will not change (durable) such as the VehicleInterface (getting/setting data) and one for data interfaces that are likely to come, go and/or change
      • Add better handling, at a global level, for units of measure/localization
      • Add better facility for extensibility of data interfaces
      • Add facility for availability/capability
      • Address interface grouping/categories
      • Address location – which specs to reference?
      • Address get history
      • Fill out supported use cases
      • Address relationship to visual data if appropriate – What to reference?
      • Address additional specs to be referenced as appropriate
      • Move sections from guidelines to specs
        • Overview
        • Security section reference. see KDDI presentation too
    • Continuation/formalization of Vehicle Information Task Force (small group that has been working on spec)
    • Vehicle Information Task Force to complete spec by May 23
  • Group Direction
    • Timeline laid out to potentially create an automotive working group by October 2014
    • Potential Task Force Groups
      • Multimedia in vehicle
      • Navigation
      • Speech and Multi-modal
      • Security
      • Containerization and off-line storage – managing in a secure way
  • Next face to face will be on May 23 in conjunction with the GENIVI All Member Meeting

Immediate action items for the group are as follows:

  • Create timeline, actions and assignments for Vehicle Information Spec completion. ***Please let us know if you are interested in participating. We will start moving forward starting early next week.***
  •  Form task forces. ***Please let us know if you would like to form and lead a task force.***
  • Set up next face to face at GENIVI AMM on May 23. ***Please let us know if you can attend.***

Thanks again to everyone who attended.

February News

A lot of exciting news:

and a lot of new subjects in progress.

Also, we followed up on an interview request by Telmatics Update – excerpt below, full article at

http://analysis.telematicsupdate.com/infotainment/html5-silver-bullet-automotive-app-development

“For more than a decade, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been at work on a set of coding standards intended to enable a single piece of code – be it for an app or a website – to display across a broad range of connected devices. And the automotive industry has been paying close attention, hoping this new set of standards, known as HTML5, would increase the number of apps available for the connected vehicle, or, at the very least, bring down development costs.

By the look of it, the W3C, which acts as the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web, is getting close. In December 2012, it published the complete definition of HTML5 specifications – an actual set of standards is expected before the end of this year. And the connected car industry is now part of the official process. The W3C’s Automotive and Web Platform Business Group launched in February 2013, and the first draft of an HTML5 automotive standard is expected in April.”

2014 January News

Happy new year
The Automotive business group has been very active in the last weeks with a lot discussions about the vehicle API and the next Face to Face meeting.
Some discussions in progress to finalize the date for this meeting.
Let’s keep in touch for more news

Summer News

Even during this summer period of vacations, the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group is moving:

Now that QNX has contributed its API proposal as well (joining proposals from Genivi, Tizen and Webinos), the group has started to look into merging and harmonizing these individual proposals into a common specification, targetted for December 2013

The group is also discussing the next Face to Face meeting date and location.

Keep in touch