Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car, announced that AGL is now in Toyota vehicles around the world. AGL also announced five new members, including Amazon Alexa, which joined as a Silver member.
Amazon has joined AGL as a Silver member. The Amazon Alexa team plans to actively contribute to and support voice recognition work for the AGL platform. Additional new members include Green Hills Software, Kernkonzept, SanCloud and SYSGO AG.
The first AGL-based Toyota infotainment system was announced earlier this year on the 2018 Toyota Camry in the United States. The system is now in vehicles globally following Entune 3.0 in the 2018 Toyota Camry in United States.
“Adopting open source software and being actively involved in projects like AGL represents a significant part of our technology strategy,” said Keiji Yamamoto, Executive Vice President, Connected Company of Toyota Motor Corporation. “The flexibility of the AGL platform has allowed us to quickly roll-out our new infotainment system to multiple vehicle models across the world.”
At CES 2018, AGL demonstrated the latest version of its infotainment platform, the Unified Code Base (UCB) 5.0, in the AGL Showcase at the Venetian, Lido ballrooms at CES.
Developed through a joint effort by dozens of member companies, the UCB is an open source infotainment platform that can serve as the de facto industry standard. 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 that can build a product once and have it work for multiple automakers.
The AGL d proof of concepts (PoCs) running on Automotive Grade Linux incldue Aisin AW, Audiokinetic, DENSO, DENSO TEN, Elektrobit, ForgeRock, Igalia, Intel, LG Silicon Valley Lab, Microchip, NTT DATA MSE, Panasonic, RealVNC, Renesas, SafeRide Technologies and Tuxera.