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Automotive Grade Linux delivers first open in-vehicle infotainment software requirements specification

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, announced availability of the AGL Requirements Specification 1.0. It’s the industry’s first open in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) software specification that allows automakers and suppliers to collaborate directly with AGL’s global community of developers and advance the creation of a de facto reference platform for the connected car.

AGL is building the industry’s first fully open automotive platform, allowing automakers to leverage a growing software stack based on Linux while retaining the ability to create their own branded user experience. Open collaboration within the AGL community means support for multi-architectures and features to bolster the IVI experience.

AGL Requirements Specification 1.0 allows OEMs and suppliers to identify gaps between the specification and code and provide input directly to the developer community for resolution in future AGL releases. Key highlights of AGL Requirements Specification 1.0:

  • It defines a highly integrated Linux-based software reference platform for IVI.

  • It defines requirements for multiple services such as WiFi, Bluetooth, multimedia, location based services, application lifecycle management and several others.

  • It defines both a native and HTML5 application framework.

  • It defines connectivity and interaction with the vehicle bus (CAN, MOST) with APIs for middleware and applications.

The AGL Requirements Specification 1.0 and AGL code are free to download and anyone can participate in the open source community


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