SOURCE: Automotive Grade Linux

Automotive Grade Linux

September 08, 2015 08:00 ET

Automotive Grade Linux Welcomes Codethink, Freescale, Radio Sound and The Qt Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2015) - Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, today announced that Codethink, Freescale®, Radio Sound and The Qt Company are joining Automotive Grade Linux to help advance open collaboration and automotive software development for the cars of the future.

"In the past few months, we've seen an increasing number of developers around the world participate and contribute to AGL. Our membership has grown to nearly 60 companies who are committed to advancing the connected car through open source," said Dan Cauchy, general manager of automotive, Linux Foundation. "Together we are helping the industry understand the mutual benefits of collaboration and how it can positively impact and accelerate innovation of the connected car."

AGL will also host their bi-annual all-member meeting on September 8-9, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. With a growing member base, AGL participants from the automotive, communications and semiconductor industries, as well as individual developers, will come together for the meeting to collaborate on the development and roadmap for AGL. For more information or to learn how to become a member, visit the membership page.

About the newest members:

Codethink specializes in developing system-level software to enable advanced technical applications, working across a range of industries including finance, automotive, telecoms and medical. As experts in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), they help customers take maximum advantage of the knowledge and technologies developed by open source communities.

"For Codethink, collaboration is a huge part of who we are, it's embedded in our DNA," said Paul Sherwood, CEO of Codethink. "We're really excited to join AGL to advance collaboration throughout the automotive industry."

Freescale is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity - their technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected.

"The potential for Internet of Things is undeniable, but its promise will only be realized if industry leaders join forces to do the work necessary to turn the vision into a reality," said Ron Martino, Vice President of Application Processors & Technology for Freescale's MCU group adoption. "Through open source, the possibilities are endless. We look forward to furthering our commitments, specifically in the connected car space with AGL."

Radio Sound Inc. has been providing custom original equipment entertainment and communication systems to the powersports industry for over thirty years. With complete in-house design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, repair, and customer service capabilities Radio Sound provides innovative, turn-key solutions in a collaborative partnership.

"Audio is a key component of today's connected vehicles and our goal is to provide the best options for our customers," said Brian Glenn, Vice President of Engineering at Radio Sound Inc. "Together with AGL, we hope to partner and be a joint force to bring the best custom audio to the powersports market and beyond."

The Qt Company, a subsidiary of Digia Plc., is responsible for all Qt activities including product development, commercial and open source licensing together with the Qt Project under the open governance model.

"We believe modern embedded development must include a seamless cross-platform user experience that enables the easy creation of connected devices," said Petteri Holländer, Head of Product Management at The Qt Company. "By joining forces with AGL, we aim to make our end users' lives easier together."

About Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)
Automotive Grade Linux is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car. Leveraging the power and strength of Linux at its core, AGL is uniting automakers and technology companies to develop a common platform that offers OEMs complete control of the user experience so the industry can rapidly innovate where it counts. The AGL platform is available to all, and anyone can participate in its development. Learn more: http://automotivelinux.org/.

Automotive Grade Linux is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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