See the (aptly named) press release "IBM Open-Standards Leadership Recognized by Automotive Industry Action Group"
. From the intro:
DETROIT, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/31/2005 -- IBM announced today that it has received the Automotive Industry Action Group's (AIAG) Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of the company's 2004 contributions to this leading industry standards organization. Overall, IBM's commitment to AIAG has spanned 22 years, during which it has encouraged the use of open standards to accelerate innovation and help the industry address some of its most pressing challenges worldwide.
"IBM has been involved at AIAG in a big way for more than two decades," said Chuck Koehn, Acting Executive Director, AIAG. "IBM has shown extensive leadership, insight and support in helping global automotive customers deploy and implement AIAG standards while also promoting the use of AIAG industry standards to their customers around the world."
IBM has a well-known and growing commitment to industry open standards. In keeping with its established capabilities as an innovator, IBM has shared its pioneering technologies in the automotive field throughout its history with AIAG. The company understands and promotes the use of open standards to extend the capabilities and profitability of OEMs, suppliers, and customers. Open standards drive the creation of common technological platforms upon which enterprises can freely innovate, with the assurance that the new technologies, products and services they create will work together across the extended supply chain.