The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration (AMI-C) have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at aligning OpenGIS® specifications, programs and processes with the information requirements, specifications and
programs of the automotive industry. This cooperation extends into electronic location services and navigation programs, processes and related specifications released by AMI-C and OGC. The parties intend to work together to assure that their respective specifications are in harmony by communicating during specification development and attending key demonstration events. Each group will review draft specifications to highlight potential issues or conflicts.
AMI-C represents automobile manufacturers and has been at work to standardize an interface for communications and entertainment systems for vehicles. This work is of particular interest to OGC because it facilitates an interoperable solution for delivering services that depend on location and geoprocessing into vehicles. OGC has a keen interest in working directly with the auto industry, and AMI-C, as the common voice for automakers, enables the development of coherent specifications.