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.