The first IVI systems emerged in the early 2000s as touchscreens to play your music, or get GPS navigation assistance. Bluetooth connectivity started getting popular,hard drives shipped inside cars for data storage. Post 2005 USB slots made their appearance to store and play MP3s. The GENIVI Alliance was founded a few years later in 2009, to drive the widespread adoption of an open-source development platform for IVI.

P.S : Our colleagues at KPIT have played key roles in the GENIVI consortium, contributed to specification building and held leadership roles