This just a brief update of the status of the automotive extension work in schema.org
, the data standard for marking up car-related information for Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and others.
As many of you know, the first "core" extension has beend added to schema.org
with the 2.0 release on May 12, 2015 (see http://schema.org/docs/releases.html
This greatly enhanced the ability to publish car-related information to major search engines and other consumers of Web data.
Schema.org has now support for many standard car properties, like numberOfAirbags, numberOfAxles, numberOfForwardGears, fuelConsumption, fuelEfficiency vehicleEngine, EngineSpecification, etc.
For a full list of properties, see http://schema.org/Car
Any proprietary properties can be added via http://schema.org/additionalProperty
A few additional properties that we suggested to the sponsors of schema.org
have gone into a so-called "schema.org
extension" (for background, see https://schema.org/docs/extension.html
Essentially, extensions hold properties and classes that are for a more specific subset of schema.org
users. In practice, you can use the properties and classes from the extensions in the same manner as those from schema.org
The extension is available at http://auto.schema.org/
The extension is currently a final proposal undergoing a community review, see https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues/704
for the respective discussion.
In general, the work on auto.schema.org
is now coordinated in the W3C Automotive Ontology Community Group at https://www.w3.org/community/gao/
. This is also the reason why this Google group has become a bit silent.
Please feel invited to join the W3C Community Group at https://www.w3.org/community/gao/
("join this group"). Participation is free of charge and just requires a W3C account, which is also free.