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AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) is an alliance of automotive manufacturers, automotive suppliers, tool developers and semiconductor companies. Since it was founded in 2003, AUTOSAR has become a permanent fixture in the automotive sector. The consortium partners comprise over 80 enterprises, including such prestigious companies as Adam Opel GmbH, BMW AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Continental AG, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, Peugeot Citroën Automobiles S.A., Toyota Motor Corporation and Volkswagen AG.

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Altran has the remit of providing the administration for the consortium. Tasks include in particular work in the committees, responsibility for the IT infrastructure, communication between the partners, controlling as well as liaising with and incorporating new members. In addition, the quality management and the technical office have also been transferred into the hands of Altran, thus ensuring the consistent quality of the AUTOSAR software (and its publication).

For further information please go to www.autosar.org.

GENIVI Alliance

Altran Praxis, the international specialist in embedded and critical systems engineering, has joined the GENIVI Infotainment Alliance as a Core Member. The Alliance was founded by leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers to foster the development and adoption of an open In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) reference platform.

As a core member Altran Praxis will share its extensive experience in infotainment architecture and development, automotive connectivity, telematics and Human Machine Interface (HMI) with the Alliance. This will lead to potentially faster vehicle integration and market introduction of GENIVI-based infotainment solution.


"Altran Praxis has joined the GENIVI Alliance to collaborate with other industry leaders in the development of a reliable, open in-vehicle infotainment platform," said Keith Williams, Altran Praxis Managing Director. "GENIVI’s collaborative development approach allows us to create unique and differentiated products and services that will facilitate reusability and productivity, thus reducing time to market and cost. The combination of our experience in innovation and embedded systems engineering is particularly relevant to drive the GENIVI Alliance forward."

IVI is a rapidly growing and evolving field that includes automotive infotainment products and services such as music, news, internet and multimedia, navigation and location and telephony. Altran Praxis will be able to access and enhance GENIVI’s open reference platform and hence broaden its options for integrating and customising IP solutions for automobile manufacturers worldwide.

Altran Praxis has extensive experience in delivering innovative, embedded and safety critical projects in the field of automotive connectivity and telematics for clients such as Renault.

About the GENIVI Alliance

The GENIVI Alliance is a consortium founded by leading car manufacturers and suppliers who want to speed up the development and the overall use of a standardised automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) platform. The goals of the consortium are to reduce development cycles, shorten time-to-market and reduce development costs for IVI-based devices and software. The founders of the GENIVI Alliance are BMW Group, Delphi, General Motors Corp., Intel, Magneti Marelli, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Visteon Corp. and Wind River.

For further information, please go to www.genivi.org

About Altran Praxis

Altran Praxis is a specialist systems and software house, focused on the engineering of systems with demanding safety, security or innovation requirements. Altran Praxis leads the world in specific areas of advanced systems engineering and innovation such as: ultra low defect software engineering, Human Machine Interface (HMI), safety engineering for complex or novel systems and tools (such as SPARK) /methods for systems engineering. It offers clients a range of services including turnkey systems development, consultancy, training and R&D.

Key market sectors are aerospace and defence, rail, nuclear, air traffic management, automotive, medical and security. The company operates globally with active projects in the US, Asia and Europe. The headquarters of Altran Praxis are in Bath (UK) with offices in Sophia Antipolis, London, Paris, Loughborough and Bangalore. Altran Praxis is an expertise centre within, and wholly owned by, Altran which is a global leader in innovation engineering and employs 17,000 staff across the world.

For further information, please go to www.altran-praxis.com