Both Livio and TuneIn are announcing deals related to connected dashboards this week. For the first time, TuneIn announces a dashboard deal that makes the service available without using a smartphone to connect. TuneIn is providing more than 70,000 stations from the popular service directly to Tesla Model S, the world’s first premium electric sedan.
Livio meanwhile sent over an interesting notice that they are working with a group called Genivi, a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open-source development platform. Automobile manufacturers and their suppliers are beginning to use the GENIVI platform as a common framework for their products and services. Their aim, they say, is to accelerate in-dash innovation by creating standards that everyone can conform to.
“Joining GENIVI was an easy decision. GENIVI’s goals are complementary to our current strategy for connecting apps to cars and what we believe is the right way for the industry to move forward,” said Livio founder and CEO Jake Sigal.