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Last week, Automotive Grade Linux, a collaborative project for developing an open platform for the connected car announced that Hyundai joined Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) and the Linux Foundation for innovation through open source. It is a cross-industry effort that brings together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of an open software stack for the connected car.

Automotive Grade Linux

Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation said, “Hyundai has been active in open source for years, and their experience will benefit the entire AGL community.”  He further added, “This is a significant milestone for us, as the rapid growth of AGL proves that automakers are realizing the business value that open source and shared software development can provide. We look forward to working with Hyundai as we continue on our path to develop open source solutions for all in-vehicle technology.”

With Linux being at its core, AGL is focused on In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI). It is the only organization, which is planning to address all software in the vehicle, including heads-up display, instrument cluster, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. The Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects which power collaborative development to bring in innovation across industries and ecosystems.

AGL Unified Code Base

The AGL Unified Code Base (UCB) platform is an open source software platform for telematics, infotainment, and instrument cluster applications. It provides 70% of the starting point for a production project and also includes a middleware, an operating system, and application framework. Suppliers and automakers can easily customize the platform with features and service to meet their product and customer needs. The AGL Unified Code Base has been recognized as the CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in Software and Mobile Apps category.

Paul Choo, Vice President and Head of Infotainment Technology Center at Hyundai Motor Company, said, “Open collaboration is essential as we realize our connected car vision. AGL has built a robust platform that offers the flexibility to design and build new services on top of it, and quickly bring them to market.”

In 2019, the  AGL booth will feature open source technologies from AGL members AISIN AW, Audiokinetic, DENSO, Cognomotiv, DENSO TEN, EPAM Systems, Fiberdyne Systems, SafeRide Technologies, Tuxera, and VNC Automotive and many more. This booth will be open during CES show hours from January 8-11, 2019.

Read more about this news on Linux Foundation website.

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