Virgin Hyperloop One, the only company in the world that has built and successfully tested a full-scale hyperloop system, has joined the GENIVI Alliance. The company aims to work with the strong GENIVI ecosystem and leverage its proven history of open source software collaboration. It is known that GENIVI Alliance, is a collaborative community of automakers and their suppliers developing open software for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and the connected car.
As Virgin Hyperloop One will work with a number of existing forms of transportation, it aligns well with current GENIVI connected vehicle and smart city initiatives as well as the recently-announced GENIVI Vehicle Domain Interaction Strategy. This strategy now underway will deliver open standard interfaces and code that will define the necessary paths bridging multiple car software domains (e.g., safety, infotainment and consumer electronics).
In the coming year, Virgin Hyperloop One will expand its entire electronics and supplier ecosystem and tap into the GENIVI community of open source-focused companies to assist in developing software quickly and cost-effectively.