Linux Foun­da­tion re­leases Au­to­mo­tive Grade Linux to power cars

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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.

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