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JVC KENWOOD Corporation, Linaro and OpenSynergy Join Automotive Grade Linux

Forty-six member companies now collaborating to develop an open automotive platform for the connected car

SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2014 – Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, today announced that JVC KENWOOD Corporation, Linaro and OpenSynergy are joining The Linux Foundation and AGL to collaborate on the creation of an open automotive reference platform to accelerate rapid innovation and delivery of the connected car experience.

As the automotive industry evolves to embrace a new level of connectivity in the vehicle, the need for an open reference framework to enable rapid innovation is needed. AGL members are committed to the goal of developing a common and open automotive platform for OEMs and suppliers to utilize, contribute to and build commercial products and technologies upon.

“Our goal is to create a platform that the entire industry can use as a basis for delivering a connected car experience to consumers,” said Dan Cauchy, general manager of automotive, The Linux Foundation. “Having a common automotive platform means that OEMs and suppliers are starting with a proven foundation on which they can build their own experience. We are thrilled to see such a diversity of new members joining who represent an even broader range of perspectives on automotive software innovation.”

About the newest Automotive Grade Linux members:

JVC KENWOOD Corporation develops and manufactures products and services for the car electronics, professional systems, home and mobile electronics, and entertainment businesses. Headquartered in Yokohoma, Japan, JVC KENWOOD Corporation addresses a variety of global markets in which open source plays a pivotal role.

“Bringing open source to the automobile is a natural step that will help to revolutionize the industry in the same way Linux has spurred innovation in other industries,” said YOSHIO SONODA, General Manager, JVC KENWOOD Corporation. “AGL provides us with a neutral place to collaborate with the entire ecosystem to create a common platform for the car of the future.”

Linaro Limited is a collaborative engineering organization with more than 200 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, including developer tools, the Linux kernel, ARM power management, and other software infrastructure. Representing the world’s leading technology companies, Linaro’s engineer members are defining the future of Linux on ARM. Linaro is distribution neutral: its goal is to provide the best software foundations to everyone, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low-level fragmentation.

“The automotive industry needs an open platform for the connected car to increase innovation throughout the entire supply chain for the benefit of drivers and passengers,” said David Rusling, Linaro CTO. “We look forward to working with AGL to help avoid fragmentation and accelerate the availability of an open, common automotive platform. 

OpenSynergy specializes in the development of embedded automotive systems and provides a standards-based software platform called COQOS. The platform contains the necessary components to save time creating telematics or infotainment systems based on Android and Linux while satisfying automotive-specific requirements for connectivity, driver assistance, safety and security.

“AGL is a community-led open source framework that will accelerate adoption and foster new and rapid innovation in the connected car experience,” said Stefaan Sonck Thiebaut, General Manager of OpenSynergy. “We look forward to contributing to this important project and helping the auto industry reap the benefits of open and collaborative software development.”

The AGL open source community consists of almost 50 developers working across company lines on an open, common automotive platform that can be used by any manufacturer or supplier to advance industry innovation. They recently made available their first software release. AGL builds on top of Tizen IVI and adds key applications developed in HTML5 and JavaScript into a single open source reference platform. Open collaboration within the AGL community means support for multi-architectures and features to bolster the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) experience.

About Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)

Automotive Grade Linux is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car. Leveraging the power and strength of Linux at its core, AGL is uniting automakers and technology companies to develop a common platform that offers OEMs complete control of the user experience so the industry can rapidly innovate where it counts. The AGL platform is available to all, and anyone can participate in its development. Learn more: http://automotive.linuxfoundation.org/

Automotive Grade Linux is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org

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BearingPoint and Systena Join Automotive Grade Linux

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that BearingPoint GmbH and Systena are joining the organization and participating in Automotive Grade Linux (AGL).

“BearingPoint is committed to making available to AGL our leading Open Source Software management methodology and automotive experience, which has successfully enabled our customers to safely and efficiently leverage the business benefits of Open Source Software,” said Matthias Loebich, Partner at BearingPoint and leader of the firm-wide Automotive segment. “Our Linux Foundation membership will be a major asset as we further expand our Open Source Software management portfolio with new and innovative services, especially for the automotive sector that’s eager to leverage open source for massive productivity and competitive differentiation.”

“Our membership is another step toward maximizing our Linux investment and delivering technology solutions with the highest quality and value on behalf of our customers,” said Kazuhiro Murata, Division Manager of the New Growth Business Promotion Division at Systena. “AGL involvement is an asset to Systena as we delve further into Linux-based infotainment applications and mobile and embedded devices.”

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Automotive Grade Linux Delivers Open Automotive Software Stack for the Connected Car

Growing community is fueling development of the industry’s only fully open and customizable automotive platform

SAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO (AUTOMOTIVE LINUX SUMMIT), June 30, 2014 – Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, today announced that its first open source software release is available for download, bringing the industry one step closer to achieving a standard Linux-based software platform for the connected car.

AGL is building the industry’s only 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. Standardizing on a single platform means the industry can rapidly innovate where it counts to create a safe and reliable connected car experience. Open collaboration within the AGL community means support for multi-architectures and features to bolster the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) experience.

“Openness and collaboration are key to accelerating the development of a common, standard automotive platform so the industry can more quickly achieve its vision of delivering the connected car,” said Dan Cauchy, general manager of automotive, The Linux Foundation. “This AGL release is a great step forward and the community is already looking to build on its work to address a number of additional capabilities and features in subsequent releases. With AGL at the core, the industry will be able to more rapidly innovate and evolve to meet customer needs.”

AGL builds on top of Tizen IVI and adds key applications developed in HTML5 and JavaScript into a single open source reference platform. 

See slideshow of AGL key features including:

  • Home Screen
  • Dashboard
  • Google Maps
  • HVAC
  • Media Playback
  • News Reader (AppCarousel)
  • Audio Controls
  • Bluetooth Phone
  • Smart Device Link Integration

Each component includes a detailed Design Requirements Document (DRD) with descriptions, use cases, HMI flows, graphical assets, architecture diagrams and more. AGL code, DRDs and more are all available on the AGL wiki to give anyone the background and tools needed to use the software and start contributing to the project.

“Using AGL means the industry benefits from the stability and strength of a common Linux distribution, Tizen IVI, at the core while bringing their own unique applications and functionality to market faster,” said Rudolf Strief, director of embedded solutions, The Linux Foundation. “Collaborating within the AGL community helps the industry avoid fragmentation that can waste time and R&D resources that could be put to better use innovating on safety and reliability for drivers.”

AGL is free to download and anyone can participate in the open source community. Learn more: http://automotive.linuxfoundation.org.

About Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)

Automotive Grade Linux is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car. Leveraging the power and strength of Linux at its core, AGL is uniting automakers and technology companies to develop a common platform that offers OEMs complete control of the user experience so the industry can rapidly innovate where it counts. The AGL platform is available to all, and anyone can participate in its development. Learn more: http://automotive.linuxfoundation.org/

Automotive Grade Linux is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org

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Linux Foundation Announces Renesas Electronics Becomes Gold Member

TOKYO, LinuxCon Japan, May 21, 2014 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that Renesas Electronics Corporation is increasing its engagement with Linux and The Linux Foundation to become a Gold Member. One of the first companies to participate in the Automotive Grade Linux project, Renesas recently upped its engagement in the Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup focused on optimizing Linux for automotive use.

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New Linux Foundation Members Collaborate on Connected Car Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, March 26, 2014 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Advanced Driver Information Technology GmbH, ATS Advanced Telematic Systems GmbH, GlobalLogic, and OBIGO are joining the organization.

The companies are also joining the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Steering Committee, comprised of automotive, communication, semiconductor, electronics and academic contributors, that are working to create a Linux-based platform to meet the security and performance requirements of the automotive industry. 

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New Members Join Linux Foundation to Participate in Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup

BARCELONA, Spain {LinuxCon Europe) November 6, 2012 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Componentality Oy, Host Concepts, Micware, and MIRACLE LINUX are joining the organization. These companies will participate in the Automotive Grade Linux workgroup, an industry-wide initiative with contributions from Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Toyota, and more.

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Upcoming Webinar: Improving Telematics Reliability in Marginal Reception Areas

Our next webinar will be on Wednesday 8/21. Magnus Feuer, CTO of Feuerlabs, will be presenting on telematics systems' reliability when using mobile phone networks.

As usual we have two webinar times available for you to sign up for:

1st Webinar: Wednesday 8/21, 8:00am Pacific / 11:00am Eastern / Europe: 1700 CEST
2nd Webinar: Wednesday 8/21: Asia: 0900 JST / U.S.: 5:00pm Pacific / 8:00pm Eastern

Please go to http://automotive.linuxfoundation.org/webinars to register.

Winners of first Automotive Grade Linux User Experience Contest Announced

During his keynote at the Automotive Linux Summit 2013 Spring in Tokyo Matt Jones, Senior Technical Specialist Infotainment for Jaguar Land Rover and Vice President of GENIVI, announced the winners of the first AGL User Experience Contest:

  • Ford Motor Company - Best New Feature
  • Reaktor - Best Visual Appearance
  • Tata Elxsi - Best User Experience

The successful winners had less than six weeks from the announcement of the contest and the submission deadline. The contest was designed to be a creative and innovative challenge. The winners truly lived up to the challenge.

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Two More Weeks to Automotive Linux Summit 2013 Spring

Automotive Linux Summit 2013 Spring is almost here! In just two more weeks doors will open to our third Automotive Linux Summit. We are back in Japan again like for the inaugural Automotive Linux Summit in November 2011. We have a great lineup of expert speakers presenting on a broad variety of topics related to Linux and open source in automotive applications. See the full schedule.

GENIVI and many vendors will be present to showcase their solutions.

Please visit the event site for more information and to sign up.

AGL Demonstrator VMWare Image Released

We are proud to announce that we have released a VMWare image of the AGL Demonstrator. With this image you can experience the AGL Demonstrator system stack with operating system, middleware and user interface in a virtual machine on your Linux or Windows desktop system. No need to purchase any hardware.

A big thank-you to the team at Jaguar Land Rover who has put this image together.

Head over to our download site to grab the image and instructions.

We are looking forward to your feedback.