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Automotive Grade Linux Welcomes Six New Members

AGL’s newest members cross embedded, open source and infotainment sectors

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2017Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a Linux-based, open platform for the connected car, today announced that ARCCORE, BayLibre, IoT.bzh, Nexius, SELTECH and Voicebox have joined Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation.

“AGL is gaining significant traction across the automotive industry, the ecosystem is really taking off across diverse software disciplines,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux. “We look forward to working with these new members to enhance AGL capabilities including voice recognition, security and virtualization.”

AGL is the Diamond Sponsor for Automotive Linux Summit on May 31-June 2 in Tokyo, Japan. The Automotive Linux Summit gathers together the most innovative minds from automotive expertise and open-source excellence to drive the future software solutions in the automotive arena. ALS provides the unique opportunity to hear directly from members and the AGL community. Full agenda can be found here.

New Member Quotes:

Arccore

“ARCCORE’s mission is to provide cutting-edge products and solution-oriented services to automotive companies which enable autonomous drive, connected vehicles and next-generation infotainment applications,” said Michael Svenstam, CEO of ARCCORE. “We have always been supportive of an open source approach in embedded systems development, and collaborating with Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation will enable us to better serve our customers working on those platforms.”

BayLibre

“An open and standardized software platform is a critical element for the success of the connected car. Joining Automotive Grade Linux is the next step for BayLibre as we develop embedded system software in support of semiconductor manufacturers, solutions providers, Tier 1 suppliers, and automotive manufacturers,” said Michael Turquette, CEO at BayLibre. “We share a similar ‘code first’ approach with AGL, and we look forward to applying our knowledge of SoCs, Yocto integration and our strong reputation within the Linux kernel and open source software communities to help drive the platform forward.”

IoT.bzh

“IoT.bzh is a strong supporter of open source, and it is at the core of our business,” said Fulup Le Foll, CEO of IoT.bzh. “We are active code contributors to the AGL UCB, and we look forward to continuing to advance the platform as an official member.”

Nexius

“As a technology solutions provider for the infinite network, we are committed to furthering the development of a connected world by moving networks from closed to open and finite to infinite,” said Ned Taleb, CEO of Nexius. “AGL provides a community for us to collaborate with and contribute to the transformation of the auto and telecommunication industries by bridging the two ecosystems and helping to advance connectivity for a network that can support connected cars, smart roads and shared vehicles.”

SELTECH

“SELTECH is proud to be part of the Automotive Grade Linux community and contribute our expertise working with multiple security systems and virtualization technologies to create a reliable infotainment system,” said Shoi Egawa, CEO and President at SELTECH. “We believe AGL will become the defacto standard and will play a central role in the connected car ecosystem.”

Voicebox

“Voicebox looks forward to bringing expertise in conversational speech, natural language understanding and Artificial Intelligence to Automotive Grade Linux, as knowledge in these fields is crucial for success in the connected car space,” said Rich Kennewick, President of Voicebox. “With the increased demand for innovation in the automotive industry, and technology initiatives becoming a top priority for automakers, AGL is imperative to accelerating automotive capabilities.”

The full list of AGL members is available here.

About Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)

Automotive Grade Linux is a collaborative open source project that is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car. 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 initially focused on In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI), AGL is 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. The AGL platform is available to all, and anyone can participate in its development. Learn more: https://www.automotivelinux.org/

Automotive Grade Linux is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org

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