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. Active projects include:

Data Expert Group

  • Vehicle Signal Specification (VSS) is 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.
  • 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) is 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 (VISS) is a joint effort between W3C and COVESA hosted by W3C. It is a service for accessing vehicle information and signals from sensors on control units within a vehicle's network. It exposes this information using COVESA VSS.
  • Data Architecture Terminology drives understanding and adoption of COVESA specifications and technical projects through the definition of reusable common architectural terminology and patterns realized with technical implementations, and proofs of concept

Electric Vehicle Charging Expert Group

Security Team

Automotive AOSP App Framework Expert Group

  • Automotive AOSP App Framework Expert Group identifies gaps between AAOS with GAS and AAOS without and proposes, and specifies and/or develops white label solutions/alternatives. Only topics either not being available for OEMs using AAOS without GAS or not available at all will be tackled within this group to avoid fragmentation across the automotive industry.

Simulation & Tooling

  • 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. 

Vehicle Experience and Content – Entertainment BoF

Commercial Vehicle BoF

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


Learn more on how to get involved in the COVESA Getting Started Guide.