Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) has been distinguished by Frost & Sullivan with the 2018 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for In-Vehicle Infotainment.
The recognition was based on Frost & Sullivan’s analysis of the global in-vehicle infotainment market. The annual award is given to an organization which made an impact on creating value for its customers.
The AGL Unified Code Base (UCB) is an open source software platform for that has been developed through a collaboration of various member companies for infotainment solutions, telematics, and instrument cluster applications.
“By collaborating on non-competitively differentiated technology, automakers can focus on delivering the experiences that consumers truly want from their in-vehicle infotainment solutions,” said Robert Cavin, industry analyst. “Though automakers will add their proprietary interface layers and any data collection processes, AGL's unified code base (UCB) enables developers to generate solutions for other participating automakers. This code sharing allows automakers to accelerate their development process by not having to rewrite underlying code.”
“AGL is a complete software stack comprising the Linux kernel, middleware, application framework and application programming interfaces (APIs), software-development kit (SDK), and reference applications,” noted Robert Cavin. “These tools help foster innovation and decrease time to market for in-vehicle infotainment through reduced software fragmentation, which, in turn, have allowed AGL to position itself as the industry standard for today's automotive operating system.”