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An Open-Source Platform to Span the Auto Industry

29 November 2018
Source: PRNewsFoto/Automotive Grade Linux

A collaborative, cross-industry effort at developing an open platform for the connected car, Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for its unified code base (UCB) platform. The project, which is hosted by The Linux Foundation, brings together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for all technology in a vehicle – including infotainment, telematics and instrument cluster applications.

Creating a shared, single software platform to span the auto industry will reduce fragmentation and accelerate time-to-market. If successful, it will encourage the growth of a global ecosystem of developers and application providers that can build a product once and have it work for multiple automakers.

Indeed, some automakers have already begun to integrate the platform into their production plans: Mercedes-Benz Vans is using AGL as a foundation for a new onboard operating system for its commercial vehicles; Toyota's AGL-based infotainment system has been installed in Toyota and Lexus vehicles globally.

The platform will be on display at CES 2019, Jan. 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, in the Automotive Grade Linux booth in the Westgate Hotel Pavilion, booth No. 1614.

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