The Future OS for Cars – Linux

The Future OS for Cars – Linux


The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) scheme is determined by Linux Foundation’s AGL Workgroup. It works to enhance and advance the custom of open source technologies in our auto-mobiles. The members of Automotive Grade Linux initiative comprises of some big names from auto-mobile industry like Panasonic, Toyota, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda,  Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Honda.

In last year, more than thirty new organizations have joined the Automotive Grade Linux initiative which increased the member count to seventy. The Automotive Grade Linux platform is accessible to all and anybody can take part in its enlargement.

The project has lately announced the launch of AGL Unified Code Base (UCB) 2.0. For people who don’t know, Automotive Grade Linux Unified Code Base is a joint effort made by suppliers and OEMs. It’s being urbanized as a In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) podium for the auto-mobile industry.

The most recent edition of this automobile focused Linux allocation brings new features like audio routing and rear seat display. This launch also comes at a point when the auto-mobile manufacturing business has started to work with an open modernization mindset.

The AGL UCB 2.0 permits the developers to test and create an application that’s commonly accepted by diverse automakers.

New features of AGL UCB 2.0

  • Application structure to manage applications competently
  • Audio routing and mixing for a streamlined audio management
  • Rear seat monitor and video playback
  • ConnMan net management for Wifi and Bluetooth functions
  • Latest build environment with quicker server
  • Automobile bus messaging for enhanced security
  • Latest test infrastructure for testing from anyplace in the world
  • Plenty of latest hardware support, including Raspberry Pi

It is likely that automobile makers will start adopting Automotive Grade Linux’s 3.0 release for performance in their products. AGL 3.0 is scheduled to arrive in early 2017.