Robert Bosch, Tata Consultancy Services and TomTom have joinedGENIVI, becoming the latest new members of the growing global electronics alliance.

GENIVIis an automotive and consumer electronics industry association driving the development and adoption of an open-source in-vehicle infotainment platform.

"Our primary goal in this alliance is to lower development times and reduce development costs," said Michael Bolle, senior vice president of Bosch Car Multimedia's Automotive Navigation and Infotainment Systems.

Germany-based Bosch is the world's largest automotive supplier.

Tata Consultancy Services, an IT services provider that belongs to India's Tata group, employs more than 174,000 people in 42 countries.

Netherlands-based TomTom is the leading maker of navigation systems. The company is increasingly a player in in-car systems. It offers integrated navigation solutions for big volume brands as Renault and Mazda.

With the latest additions, GENIVI now has almost 100 member companies.