Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) has announced that its first open source software release is available for download, bringing us closer to the goal of a standard Linux-based software platform for the connected car. Automakers can use the Linux stack, and build their own user experience on top of it.

“Openness and collaboration are key to accelerating the development of a common, standard automotive platform so the industry can more quickly achieve its vision of delivering the connected car,” said Dan Cauchy, general manager of automotive, The Linux Foundation. “This AGL release is a great step forward and the community is already looking to build on its work to address a number of additional capabilities and features in subsequent releases. With AGL at the core, the industry will be able to more rapidly innovate and evolve to meet customer needs.”

AGL builds on top of Tizen IVI and adds key applications developed in HTML5 and JavaScript into a single open source reference platform.
 

AGL key features include

  • Home Screen
  • Dashboard
  • Google Maps
  • HVAC
  • Media Playback
  • News Reader (AppCarousel)
  • Audio Controls
  • Bluetooth Phone
  • Smart Device Link Integration

 

AGL is available now for download and for participation from the open source community.

Learn more: http://automotive.linuxfoundation.org
Downloads: http://content.linuxfoundation.org/auto/downloads/