Automotive Grade Linux Announces Chinese Automaker SAIC Motor as a New Member

October 14, 2019 5:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open-source platform for connected-car technologies, announced seven new members.

SAIC Motor has joined as a Silver member, and German Autolabs, KPIT, MontaVista, OTAinfo, OUTCERT and Ovo Automotive have joined as Bronze members.

“We are excited to welcome SAIC Motor as our first car manufacturer from China. This will allow us to expand our global ecosystem into the Chinese and Asian markets,” said Dan Cauchy, executive director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation. “AGL now has the support of 11 automakers which account for approximately sixty percent of worldwide annual vehicle shipments. We look forward to working with SAIC and all of our other new members as we continue to expand the AGL platform to support new mobility solutions and connected car applications.”

AGL is an open-source project at the Linux Foundation that is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open, shared software platform for all technology in the vehicle, from infotainment to autonomous driving. Sharing a single software platform across the industry reduces fragmentation and accelerates time-to-market by encouraging the growth of a global ecosystem of developers and application providers that can build a product once and have it work for multiple automakers, according to the foundation.

Automotive Grade Linux members will come together for the bi-annual AGL All Member Meeting on Oct. 22-23 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, to learn about the latest developments, share best practices and collaborate to drive rapid innovation across the industry. The meeting is open to all current AGL members.

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