Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE: LXFT), a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base, has announced that Georg Doll, Managing Director of Luxoft’s Automotive Division, has been appointed to the Board of the GENIVI Alliance.
The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry organization that includes global powerhouses in the automotive industry, such as BMW Group, Volvo, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Daimler, John Deere, LG, Bosch and many others. It gives an utmost commitment to the broad adoption of specified open source in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) software that aligns both, automotive and consumer infotainment cycles. Technical deliverables from the GENIVI Alliance include software components, standard interfaces/APIs, maintenance of a flexible technical architecture and pre-integrated and reusable IVI platform. All of these elements are essential to overcome the IVI challenges faced by automakers today.
With over 20 years of automotive experience, Georg Doll has had the opportunity to participate in the creation of several different automotive alliances, including the GENIVI Alliance in 2008 as a founding member. Doll holds a Diploma in Electronics from the University of Karlsruhe and has worked as a software engineer, system architect and program manager. For the past six years Georg has been managing an automotive software business segment delivering software solutions for IVI systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and transmission control units (TCUs).
“We are pleased to welcome Georg Doll to the Board of the GENIVI Alliance,” said Steve Crumb, executive director of the GENIVI Alliance. “We know Luxoft for its commitment to help automakers deliver the array of functionalities, which consumers are demanding from automotive infotainment systems in modern cars. At the same time, our organisation has known Georg as an executive possessing a wealth of relevant knowledge and expertise. We believe this synergy will help GENIVI to further its mission and continue its leadership in the IVI and connected vehicle space.”
“Since its inception, the GENIVI Alliance has demonstrated clear leadership in IVI standardization,” added Georg Doll. “With a strong focus on human machine interface, application and middleware development, Luxoft is ideally suited to participate directly in the GENIVI Alliance’s standardization processes. My appointment as a Board member of the GENIVI Alliance will enable our company to contribute more actively to the future development of the ever-important IVI standards.”