COVESA Getting Started

COVESA Community Calendar - Weekly Meeting Schedule

COVESA Communication Channels (Slack, Mailing Lists, Calendar)

COVESA Github Repository

Project Launch Process

Request Wiki Account


COVESA Briefing/Overview Deck


Data Expert Group
▶︎ Best Practices
     ▷ Governance
     ▷ Privacy and Identity
     ▷ Data Model Definition
     ▷ API First
▶︎ Data Models and Ontologies
     ▷ Vehicle Signal Specification (VSS)
     ▷ Vehicle Signal Specification Ontology (VSSo) - W3C Collaboration
▶︎ Architecture and Infrastructure
▶︎ Interface Definition
     ▷ Vehicle API
     ▷ Vehicle Service Catalog (VSC)
     ▷ Vehicle Information Service Specification (VISS) - W3C Collaboration
Data Expert Group Workshop 2023Q1

Electric Vehicle Charging Expert Group
▶︎ EV Charging Event Data Aggregation Project
▶︎ EV Optimization - Increase Travel Range for Fixed Battery

Android™ Automotive SIG
▶︎ Android Automotive White Label App Store

Security Team

Simulation and Tooling

Vehicle Experience and Content - Entertainment BoF
▶︎ In-vehicle Payment SIG


Common Vehicle Interface Initiative

Cloud & Connected Services Project

SDV Telemetry Project - On Hold


Industry Events

Industry Events 2023


October 2022 All Member Meeting

April 2022 All Member Meeting

October 2021 All Member Meeting

May 2021 All Member Meeting

October 2020 All Member Meeting

May 2020 Virtual Technical Summit

November 2019 Technical Summit

May 2019 All Member Meeting

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Welcome to COVESA!

Navigate the many opportunities and privileges for your organization with your COVESA membership!


COVESA welcomes collaboration on all connected vehicle projects supporting vehicle, edge and cloud services, interfaces and data exchange. Members enjoy a variety of benefits including participating in a vibrant buyers and sellers network.

Information on COVESA can be found on our website, Wiki and COVESA overview presentation. A complete list of Board and Officers can be also be found on the COVESA website.

All Member Meetings & Events

Twice a year, COVESA holds All Member meetings featuring both business-level and technical content, as well as the popular Member Showcase and Reception. COVESA also attends and speaks at various industry events and holds showcase and networking receptions annually at CES and AutoTech: Detroit. 

A list of upcoming and past COVESA events can be found on the COVESA website. If interested in sponsoring or participating in a COVESA Reception & Showcase event, contact Mike Nunnery at

Key Contacts

COVESA key contacts for operations, technical community, membership, marketing and events are listed below. Contact the COVESA Help Desk for general membership questions and Wiki access.  

Steve Crumb

Executive Director

Paul Boyes

Community Director

Mike Nunnery

Business Development Manager

Thomas Spreckley

Marketing Team Lead

Traci Renner

Branding & Messaging Manager

Karin Hanson

Senior Events Manager


COVESA welcomes new members to add to its strong, active base of current members working together to shape the future technologies of connected vehicles and the mobility ecosystem. 

Learn more about our various collaborative projects, expert groups, and Birds of a Feather (BoF) projects and how to start getting involved using the various tools and resources listed below.

Tools & Resources


You can track COVESA activities on our Wiki at If you have not already received your login credentials or if you need to add access for a colleague, please contact

Community Calendar & Weekly Meeting Schedule

A community calendar with a weekly meeting schedule can be found here and instructions on how to integrate the Google Calendar into Outlook are here

Communication Channels  

A full list of communications channels (i.e., Slack workspaces/channels and mailing lists) for each Expert Group and Project can be found here.

COVESA GitHub Repository

COVESA code is openly available in GitHub and more information on COVESA projects can be found on the COVESA Wiki.  

Collaborative Projects

COVESA members launch and contribute to a variety of collaborative projects that advance the mobility ecosystem and focus on accelerating connected vehicle systems.  


Data Expert Group

The Data Expert Group (DEG) provides a single group in which best practices and common approaches for connected vehicle data and interfaces are discussed, documented, and where appropriate, proved. A primary goal of the group is to facilitate, simplify, and reduce integration efforts and improve interoperability enabling focus on new experiences, business opportunities and revenue streams.

 COVESA Data Expert Group

Best Practices

Data Models & Ontologies

Data Architecture & Infrastructure

Interface Definition

Launching starting Q2 2023:




Vehicle Signal Specification (VSS): A common approach for describing vehicle data and is a widely adopted, developer-friendly, extensible data model and catalog with industry-supported tooling.

Vehicle Signal Specification Ontology (VSSo): Facilitates the use of VSS in analytics and services.

Focus on technologies (software), patterns, and practices involved in the transfer and use of the COVESA standard data and services description models with the goal of making their adoption quicker and easier.

Vehicle API: Exposes vehicle data as defined and described by VSS to a variety of agreed upon touch-points in and out of the vehicle.

Vehicle Service Catalog (VSC): A standardized, extensible vehicle service catalog and associated tools to enable protocol, language, and specification-agnostic interoperability between ECUs, infotainment, and cloud.

Vehicle Information Service Specification: A joint effort between W3C and COVESA hosted by W3C. It is a service for accessing vehicle information, signals from sensors on control units within a vehicle's network. It exposes this information using COVESA VSS.



 EV Charging Expert Group


  • EV Charging Event Data Aggregation Project


  • EV Optimization - Increase Travel Range for Fixed Battery

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Expert Group is where common and novel approaches around EV charging are discussed, documented, and proven including but not limited to delivering great EV experiences, optimization of resources, exploring new business models, EV ecosystem, and alignment with standards.

The EV Charging Event Data Aggregation Project focuses on the standardization of data and APIs that will enable and leverage shared big data at a large scale to deliver great charging experiences.

The EV Optimization - Increase Travel Range for Fixed Battery team aims to develop a standard specification for power optimization and demonstrate features/scenarios by POC.

 AndroidTM Automotive SIG

The AndroidTM Automotive SIG focuses on software integration and supporting automakers and their suppliers who are adopting Android Automotive.

Automotive Cybersecurity Team

The Automotive Cybersecurity Team addresses a growing number of standards and topics enhancing cybersecurity in the vehicle, including data security and privacy. 

Simulation & Tooling


The initiative aims to support OEMs in the adoption of VSS, SdV and COVESA standards by making it easy to rapidly explore the feasibility of new business ideas and features through an online playground. The playground can be utilized to build a portfolio of COVESA-supported use cases with high appeal to OEMs. This will help OEMs to fully utilize COVESA standards in the context of digital business models.

Vehicle Experience and Content / Entertainment BoF

The Vehicle Experience and Content / Entertainment BoF provides a community for members to discuss, learn, and validate ideas and thought leadership as related to vehicle experience. 

  • In-Vehicle Payment SIG

The In-Vehicle Payment SIG explores standard and novel approaches for in-vehicle commerce and payments.



As a member-driven organization, it’s critically important COVESA members elevate, amplify and promote COVESA and their contributions to the alliance.

The COVESA marketing team is prepared to support and collaborate with you on promotional activities including social media, press activities, and thought leadership content.

COVESA members who are interested in joining the COVESA Marketing Team, please email


Using the COVESA Brand

The COVESA brand guidelines were created to facilitate and inspire communications that will present a clear and consistent identity for COVESA. To ensure proper usage of COVESA logos and branding, please follow the COVESA Brand Guidelines. You can also find COVESA logo files and a PowerPoint template on the Wiki here.



The COVESA blog features news, technology project updates and implementations, member profiles, and member roundtables. Please email if interested in contributing a blog article or participating in a member roundtable or profile article. 


Press Releases

Issue a press release announcing your company as a new member of COVESA. Include a description of COVESA along with a quote from a COVESA spokesperson. COVESA is available to help draft content for your approval.

Collaborate with COVESA on a joint press announcement highlighting collaboration efforts on a technology project. Include a quote from your spokesperson. COVESA is available to help draft content for your approval.


COVESA Social Media Channels

Please take a moment to connect with COVESA and support us on our social media platforms and please share and communicate news about COVESA on your social media channels.


  • Follow COVESA @COVESAglobal and share/retweet our news
  • Tag COVESA when appropriate – @covesaglobal



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