Hyundai Advances Connected Car, Linux AGL Drives Standards

Automotive Grade Linux, a collaborative open source project sponsored by the Linux Foundation, is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car.

This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the project is welcoming its latest member, Hyundai, to contribute to the ongoing harmonization of “connected car” standards, even as the company continues to invest hundreds of millions into making smarter cars more accessible. Not everybody can afford a Tesla.

With Linux at its core, AGL is developing an open platform from the ground up that can serve as the de facto industry standard to enable rapid development of new features and technologies.

Although the project initially focused on In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI), AGL claims to be the only organization planning to address all software in the vehicle, including instrument cluster, heads up display, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.

As with all Linux projects, the AGL platform is available to all, and anyone can participate in its development. Open and democratic, AGL has attracted nearly every automaker to the project, as well as vendors of embedded systems and more.

According to Market Research Engine’s report in 2018, market revenue is estimated to reach over $153 billion by 2022, with an astounding CAGR of 33.38% during the period 2015-2022. The global smart car market is extremely fragmented, which is driving stakeholders in the eco-system to forge strategic partnerships and join communities like AGL. ..Read More..

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