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Linux Foundation extends AGL unified code to Ford, Subaru, Mazda infotainment systems

Published: January 05, 2015 | San Fransisco, CA

At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, the Linux Foundation will be showing a demonstration of the AGL Unified Code Base. Among the demos that will be shown are Home Screen, Media Browser, HVAC Control and Display, AM/FM Radio and Navigation applications.

AGL’s goals include expanding the use of Linux in the automotive industry. Back in June 2014, AGL released its first reference platform, which is now being expanded with the Unified Code Base (UCB). Please read our exclusive interview with Jim Zemlin, ED, The Linux Foundation to learn more. 

Linux is driving into 2016 with new members joining the Automotive Grade Linux project and a new Unified Code Base distribution to enable the next generation of automotive technology. AGL is run as a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project that first got started in September 2012.


Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors and Subaru are now officially joining the ranks of the AGL project alongside existing members, which include Toyota, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover and Honda.

Ford has an existing partnership with Microsoft, which enables the SYNC in-vehicle infotainment system on many Ford vehicles. Cauchy noted that Microsoft is not currently involved in AGL and he’s not aware of any plans for the company to do so. He emphasized that AGL is and will remain a Linux-based open-source project and will welcome any company that is willing to help AGL to achieve its goals.

Source: Linux Foundation


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