Toyota Going Open-Source in '18 Camry (EETimes)

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is an open-source project hosted by the Linux Foundation. AGL claims that “more than 100 members have worked together,” and contributed code to develop “a robust, Linux-based operating system and application.”
Toyota’s endorsement appears to be a much-needed boost for the software’s proponents. Given a membership roster heavily tilted toward Japanese vendors (AGL’s platinum members include Denso, Mazda, Panasonic, Renesas, Suzuki and Toyota), industry analysts tend to see AGL’s appeal as geographically limited.
VSI’s Kim said, “AGL used to say it’s focused on rapid innovation of ALL vehicle software.” He added, “It has said that it expanded AGL into the entire cockpit (cluster, HUD, RSE, ADAS and AD), figuring out the role of virtualization and containers, consolidation of functions on single processor.” AGL also claimed, according to Kim, that it’s collaborating with Open source automation development lab. He said AGL is “the only Linux distribution preparing for functional safety.” However, VSI is skeptical of AGL’s claim – particularly in the realm of “preparing for functional safety."

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