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Automotive and Web Platform Business Group

The mission of the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group is to act as an incubator of ideas for standardization for connected vehicles. It had produced some early draft specifications for making vehicle signals available in a browser runtime as a first class object. Those specifications were the basis for launching the W3C Automotive Working Group in order to bring them through the W3C Recommendation Process. The Auto Working Group has since changed to service specifications to expose signals in a broader range of environments, HTML5, Qt and headless applications in any programming language running on vehicle head units.

Currently we have task forces on:
  • Privacy and Security
  • Media tuning
  • Location Based Services
  • Web Payments
  • Merging VW submission with Auto WG spec (RSI)

Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff.

final reports / licensing info

date name commitments
Vehicle Information API Licensing commitments
Vehicle Data Interfaces Licensing commitments

Chairs, when logged in, may publish draft and final reports. Please see report requirements.

Publish Reports

Deprecating earlier WebIDL based Automotive specifications

The W3C Automotive Webplatform Business Group worked on a pair of WebIDL specifications for exposing vehicle signals as a first class object within a browser runtime. They were published as final reports in December of 2014 to be handed over to a newly chartered W3C Automotive Working Group to bring them through the W3C standards process. Based on feedback from various other groups at W3C, including the Technical Architecture Group, and how the Auto industry is split between HTML5 and Qt for developing applications for head units we switched to a service approach (VISS) in July of 2016. A service also allows for headless applications that do not need to operate in HTML5 or Qt, example being data collection for fleet management.

In December of 2016 The VW Group joined W3C and submitted their similar approach (ViWi) for consideration. As prototypes were underway and we wanted to further our understanding of issues from implementation experiences the group resolved to continue VISS work and formed a task force for converging the two approaches for next version specification (RSI). The group intends to complete VISS and recharter for RSI end of 2017 or early 2018 and publish First Public Working Drafts (FPWD). RSI has modules for other services that will be made available, media services, media libraries, CDN, notifications with more planned Location Based Services (LBS).

REST Services Interface Task Force

The REST Services Interface (RSI – formerly VIWI) Task Force has been meeting regularly.  We would like to see more participation especially in implementing the specification to prove it out.  Please check out the RSI Task Force Wiki.  We are in the process of scheduling regular meetings.

Here is quick summary of RSI:

Volkswagen submitted RSI to the W3C, in December of 2016, as it is in-line with the HTML5 and “services” direction the Automotive Working Group and Automotive and Web Platform is pursuing.  The following domains were part of the initial submission:

The RSI work is focused on guidelines and rules for designing REST APIs that are extended with a WebSocket subscribe mechanism for delivering high frequency  data, avoiding polling.  The Protocol specification describes the main REST/WebSocket model with the Domain specifications defining domain specific information models.

An open reference server implementation and framework can be found here and may be used for implementations.  Ideally code will be committed back to this repository.

The Task Force plans on focusing on Media and Location Based Services (LBS) domains to start with academic papers for LBS in the works.

Please join us by reaching out to the group, following the group, following the GitHub repositories, and following us on Twitter #w3cauto.

 

 

 

Recent Face to Face in Birmingham, UK

The Automotive and Web Business Group and the Automotive Working Group  held a face to face meeting in Birmingham UK in conjunction with GENIVI on May 10 – 11.

The group liaised with Web Payments and discussed potential usage in Automotive.  There will be continued liaison between the two groups.

Also, the Volkswagen submitted  REST Services Interface (RSI – formerly VIWI) was discussed in detail.  The RSI Task Force will continue to meet regularly

Minutes are here:

October 23, 2015 – Business Group F2F at GENIVI AMM In Seoul

We will be having a face to face meeting on October 23, 2015 in Seoul Korea in conjunction with the GENIVI All Member Meeting.  If you plan on attending please register for the meeting here:

https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/61259/20151023_BG_F2F_SEOUL/

Hotel information and GENIVI registration can be found here:

http://genivi.org/amm-2015-october

I hope to see you there!

 

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.