KPIT announced that it will integrate GENIVI SmartDeviceLink into KPIT’s In-Vehicle Infotainment (KIVI) platform through software partner, Livio.
This integration makes accessing smartphone apps through a vehicle’s voice and touch controls safer with minimal distraction. It expands the growing ecosystem of automotive app developers and further drives the adoption of smartphone apps into vehicles by automakers and infotainment system manufacturers.
The SmartDeviceLink’s core automotive software and common APIs provide a robust software framework built to handle scale for mobile application developers and automotive head unit makers. With this innovation, they are now able to seamlessly integrate brought-in applications into a head unit, allowing developers to integrate applications into hardware efficiently while eliminating the need for support and one-on-one integration needed for individual apps.
“KPIT partnership with Livio keeps getting stronger every year, “said Jake Sigal, founder and CEO, Livio. “We are now working together towards an industry standard providing safe and fast connectivity between consumer smartphone apps and the dashboard. KPIT’s large automotive customer base provides access and significant momentum towards this goal.”
GENIVI SmartDeviceLink is a project which intends to standardize and wrap the many in-vehicle interfaces which may exist in the automotive context. Both KPIT and Livio are members of the GENIVI alliance.