Aicas, AVL, Citos join Automotive Grade Linux

Collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open source platform for connected car technologies

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AicasAicas, AVL and Citos have joined Automotive Grade Linux, as a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open source platform.

AGL is an open source project at the Linux Foundation that is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open, shared software platform for all technology in the vehicle, from infotainment to autonomous driving.

Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation, said, “The AGL ecosystem continues to grow globally with strong support from eleven automakers across Asia, Europe, and North America.”

He added: ” “We look forward to working with all of our new members as the AGL platform continues to expand with a wide ecosystem of products and services that support it.”

Sharing a single software platform across the industry reduces fragmentation and accelerates time-to-market by encouraging the growth of a global ecosystem of developers and application providers that can build a product once and have it work for multiple automakers.

Voice of cos

James Hunt, CTO of aicas, said, “aicas’ software platforms provide the connectivity, flexibility, and ROI-focused efficiency that are critical as automotive OEMs and their Tier1 suppliers adapt to the demands of software-defined vehicles.”

Dr. Georg Schwab, Managing Director at AVL Software and Functions GmbH, said, “Our AVL Ajunic is an open development platform, which is customizable for prototype and series while being safe and secure. As AVL is increasingly taking on new tasks in the field of assisted and autonomous driving as well as data intelligence, functional safety and automotive cybersecurity, it is of great benefit to work with AGL.”

Zhang Hua, CEO of Citos, said, “We are excited to become a new member of AGL and look forward to delivering more innovative, effective software solutions and products to customers with the reliable and powerful Automotive Grade Linux in the future.”

(With inputs from Automotive Lead Research Team)

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