The web provides a rich ecosystem for vehicles and transportation.
Current technology advances in sensors, communications, cloud and data analytics infrastructure, geophysical mapping, machine learning, mobile devices, user interfaces, etc., are creating tremendous opportunity to offer enhanced information, entertainment, efficiency, maintenance, safety, and convenience.
The work in automotive and transporation addresses the need for standards in a connected vehicle ecosystem, modes of transportation and related services.
§ Why automotive standards matter?
- Need for a robust, common application ecosystem
- Reduce fragmentation into competing proprietary solutions
- Future of transportation will require interoperability
- More developers for the web than any other platform
- The web has proven itself and transformed industries
- Connected vehicles are relying on web services
§ Common Vehicle Interface Initiative
Common Vehicle Interface Initiative (CVII), launched with COVESA to address the need for industry-standards to more efficiently collect and manage vehicle data and define vehicle services invoked remotely from the cloud.
These groups are designed to address the need for standards in a connected vehicle ecosystem, and to provide a forum for discussion and implementation of new standards.
Automotive and TransportationBusiness group
The mission of the Automotive and Transportation Group is to act as an incubator of ideas for standardization for connected vehicles and the broader transportation data space. It had produced some early draft specifications for making vehicle signals available in a browser runtime as a first class object. Those specifications were the basis for launching the W3C Automotive Working Group. The Auto Working Group has since changed to service specifications to expose signals in a broader range of computing environments and bringing this extremely useful telematics information to the cloud.
Fuller description of current and evolving scope is in the charter.Visit the Automotive and Transportation Business Group
Automotive OntologyCommunity group
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Recent activities in the Automotive & Transportation community
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21 member organizations are involved in the automotive & transportation ecosystem, including:
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