>Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a Linux-based, open platform for the connected car, announced five new members have joined Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation. AGL has close to 90 members representing various business interests, from semiconductors and in-vehicle software to IoT and connected cloud services. The newest AGL members include: Audiokinetic, Sasken Communication Technologies, Star Lab, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Witekio.
The AGL Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution was built from the ground up by a broad community of automakers, suppliers and technology companies. The in-vehicle infotainment platform is suited for deploying navigation, communications, safety, security and connectivity.The third release of the UCB will be on display at CES 2017; details will be shared later this year.
The industry is beginning to realize that an open platform can lead to tangible business results and significantly reduce production times, development costs and improve product design. We’ve seen tremendous growth over the past year, and we plan to build on that momentum with the next release of the AGL Unified Code Base later this year.—Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux.