Automotive Grade Linux

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Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation that is building an open operating system and framework for automotive applications.[1] AGL was launched in 2012 with founding members including Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Toyota, DENSO Corporation, Fujitsu, HARMAN, NVIDIA, Renesas, Samsung and Texas Instruments (TI). Today, AGL has over 109 members.[2].


On June 30, 2014, AGL announced their first release, which was based on Tizen and was primarily for demo applications.[3]

AGL expanded the first reference platform with the Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution.[4] The first UCB release, nicknamed Agile Albacore, was released in January 2016 and leverages software components from AGL, Tizen and GENIVI Alliance.

UCB 2.0, nicknamed Brilliant Blowfish, was made available in July 2016 and included new features like rear seat display, video playback, audio routing and application framework.[5]

UCB 3.0, or Charming Chinook[6] was released in January 2017.

UCB 4.0 (Daring Dab) was announced in early 2017[7] and released in August; features include Secure Over-the-Air (OTA), SmartDeviceLink integration, and speech recognition APIs[8]. The next major release, Electric Eel, is expected in December.

On May 31, 2017, AGL announced that the 2018 Toyota Camry will be the first Toyota vehicle on the market with the AGL-based system in the United States.[9]

AGL plans to support additional use cases, such as electronic instrument clusters, telematics systems, and heads-up display.


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  1. ^ Counts, Reese. "Automotive Grade Linux will be the backbone of your connected car". Autoblog. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Members - Automotive Grade Linux". Automotive Grade Linux. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  3. ^ Tozzi, Christopher. "Automotive Grade Linux Released for Open Source Cars". The Var Guy. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ Kerner, Sean Michael. "Linux Foundation Accelerates Automotive Grade Linux". eWeek. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  5. ^ Cunningham, Wayne. "Open-source Linux a step closer to automotive use". Road Show, CNET. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  6. ^ "AGL's v3.0 automotive spec is ready for the road". 4 January 2017.
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  10. ^ Automotive Grade Linux Platform Debuts on the 2018 Toyota Camry
  11. ^ Gitlin, Jonathan M. (2019-01-30). "The all-new 2019 Mazda 3 punches far above its weight for under $30,000". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2019-01-30.