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Weekly Meeting: Thursday, 5-6pm CEST (Zoom Link) (Subscribe to Community Calendar to stay up to date)

Next Meeting: 11th July 2024 (online)

Next Milestone:  TBD

General Information

Slack: TBD

GitHub: TBD


Compliance statement:

Before we begin, we would like to make clear that COVESA is committed to compliance with the antitrust laws in all of its activities, and that it expects all participants to similarly comply with the antitrust laws.  We will not engage in--and members must refrain from--any discussion of, or understandings regarding competitively sensitive topics. If you have any doubts regarding whether a matter is appropriate for discussion, please consult with your antitrust counsel.

Open and Royalty-Free
Further, COVESA aspires to be an open and royalty-free organization. The discussions and contributions made during this session are governed by the COVESA Intellectual Property policy. If you are unfamiliar with that policy, please review it in detail prior to making any contribution that reads upon a patent.

Weekly Notes

  • 11.07.2024 Bi-weekly

    • Presentation
    • Next Steps
      • 3SS to follow up with Globant on the potential solutions for geocoding
        • geocoding is important for content providers and their legal advisors to prove that automotive platform can satisfy their licensing agreements
      • Globant to follow-up about similar challenge (geocoding) tackled by yacht industry
      • COVESA members to find out the hardware for testing
  • 13.06.2024 Kick-off

    • it was discussed that the Group should involve Content Providers
    • we should move from Monthly to bi-weekly
    • clear milestones & objectives needs to included in the Charter

Workstream Concept & Approach


Reducing access barriers for video content providers by standardizing the technical implementation in the car.


  1. DRM
    1. Challenge: closing the gap between GAS Systems with Widevine DRM L1 vs. non-GAS
    2. Solution: defining the minimal requirements and standardizing the certification process
    1. Challenge: using IP for geo-blocking streaming content is not feasible when using a local IP hub
    2. Solution: standardize non-IP-based location sharing following privacy laws
    1. Challenge: clustered and undefined process per car brand
    2. Solution:
      1. Introducing a standardized way to certify entertainment apps for automotive
      2. introducing readiness on non-GAS systems (streaming technologies, codecs, frame rates, …)
    1. Challenge: lack of device & app monitoring capabilities
    2. Solution:
      1. standardization of streaming analytics data and reporting formats to easily track
      2. standardization of the quality of experience across all automotive platforms (average bitrate, error rate, …)
    1. Challenge: automotive hardware not seen as a relevant content distribution platform
    2. Solution:
      1. defining the minimum requirements on hardware performance and software testing & specs
      2. defining the requirements to become attractive for global streaming providers
      3. Multi-screen behaviour & the right aspect ratio & sidepanel reusage for wider display (gradient/ambient)


Working Model

  • Problem gathering & feedbacks from various OEMs and Content Partners
  • High-level backlog & prioritization
  • Key challenges to focus within 3 month sprint
  • Kick-off workshop / planning
  • Monthly follow up sync → might be increased when necessary
  • Sprint Review / Demo Review session
  • Joint Backlog refinement  
  • Next topic iteration


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