Automotive Grade Linux Wants to Help Open Source Your Next Car

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The Linux Foundation is bringing open source to the auto industry, thanks to Automotive Grade Linux. 

The foundation started Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) to create open source software solutions for automotive applications. Their initial focus is on In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) and their long-term goals include the addition of instrument clusters and telematics systems. Already AGL already has the likes of Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota on board and that list will only continue to grow.

AGL is completely open. In fact, you can already download the source for Automotive Grade Linux and run it on supported hardware (Renasas R-CAR M2 PORTER, Renasas R-CAR E2 SILK, QEMU x86). Because AGL is open source, car manufacturers won’t be dealing with a collection of proprietary code that will work for a single model, …

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