Automotive Grade Linux

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Automotive Grade Linux
Automotive Grade Linux logo.svg
DeveloperThe Linux Foundation
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateUnder development
Source modelOpen source
Initial releaseJanuary 2016; 5 years ago (2016-01) (Agile Albacore)
Latest releaseUCB 12.0 (Lucky Lamprey) / July 2021; 5 months ago (2021-07)

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. 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 146 members.[1]

Release History[edit]

  • On June 30, 2014, AGL announced their first release, which was based on Tizen and was primarily for demo applications.[2]
  • AGL expanded the first reference platform with the Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution.[3] The first UCB release, nicknamed Agile Albacore, was released in January 2016[4] 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 with Smart Device Link for Mobile Integration and a new Window Manager & SDK.
  • UCB 5.0 (Electric Eel) was released in January 2018. Improved features included wider and more robust hardware support, support for control from multiple surfaces, audio management and OTA updates.
  • UCB 7.0 (Grumpy Gumpy) was released in March 2019 featuring a speech recognition API .
  • UCB 8.0 (Happy Halibut) was released in August 2019 and decreased the footprint of AGL while increasing the modularity. It added Alexa integration as well as better Audio and CAN support.
  • UCB 9.0 (Itchy Icefish) was made available in April 2020[9]
  • UCB 10.0 (Jumping Jellyfish) was made available in November 2020[10]
  • UCB 11.0 (Kooky Koi) was made available in February 2021[11]
  • UCB 12.0 (Lucky Lamprey) was made available in July 2021[12]

Adoption History[edit]

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.[13]

On January 30, 2019, it was reported that the Mazda3 was using AGL.[14]

As of April 2020 Mercedes Benz, Subaru and Toyota produce vehicles which make use of the UCB for their vehicles.


  1. ^ "Members - Automotive Grade Linux". Automotive Grade Linux. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  2. ^ Tozzi, Christopher. "Automotive Grade Linux Released for Open Source Cars". The Var Guy. Archived from the original on 3 June 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  3. ^ Kerner, Sean Michael. "Linux Foundation Accelerates Automotive Grade Linux". eWeek. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ "AGL Unified Code Base Release Notes".
  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.
  7. ^ "Automotive Grade Linux Looks Forward to Daring Dab and Electric Eel in 2017". 4 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Automotive Grade Linux Reaches Key Car Platform Milestones". 3 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Automotive Grade Linux Releases UCB 9.0 Software Platform". 22 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Automotive Grade Linux Releases UCB 10 Software Platform". 23 November 2020.
  11. ^ "Automotive Grade Linux Releases UCB 11 Software Platform". 16 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Automotive Grade Linux Releases UCB 12 Software Platform". 13 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Automotive Grade Linux Platform Debuts on the 2018 Toyota Camry". 30 May 2017.
  14. ^ 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.

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