Linux Foundation releases Automotive Grade Linux to power cars
The Linux Foundation recently released Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) to power automobiles, a move that marks its first steps into the automotive industry. The Linux Foundation is sponsoring the AGL project to collaborate with the automotive, computing hardware and communications industries, apart from academia and other sectors. The first release of this system is available for free on the Internet. A Linux-based platform called Tizen IVI is used to power AGL. Tizen IVI was primarily designed for a broad range of devices—from smartphones and TVs to cars and laptops.
Here is the list of features that you can experience in the first release of AGL: a dashboard, Bluetooth calling, Google Maps, HVAC, audio controls, Smartphone Link Integration, media playback, home screen and news reader. The Linux Foundation and its partners are expecting this project to change the future of open source software. They hope to see next-generation car entertainment, navigation and other tools to be powered by open source software. The Linux Foundation expects collaborators to add new features and capabilities in future releases. Development of AGL is expected to continue steadily.