Industry Momentum for Automotive Grade Linux Continues to Grow with Five New Members

By December 17, 2018Announcements

BearingPoint, BedRock Systems, Big Lake Software, Cognomotiv, and Dellfer join the leading open source automotive community

SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, 2018 — Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open source platform for in-vehicle technology, has announced that BearingPoint, BedRock Systems, Big Lake Software, Cognomotiv, and Dellfer have joined AGL and the Linux Foundation.

“This has been an exciting year for AGL as open source software continues to gain momentum in the automotive industry,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation. “We’ve seen rapid growth in both our membership numbers and in the number of new AGL-based products and services coming to market. We look forward to working with our new members as we continue to expand the features and functionalities of the AGL platform.”

AGL will have a presence onsite at CES 2019 in the Westgate Hotel Pavilion, booth 1614. The  booth features a 2019 Toyota RAV4 along with 20 demonstrations of connected car services, audio innovations, instrument cluster, security solutions and other in-vehicle technologies all running on the AGL software platform. AGL members featured in the booth include: AISIN AW, Audiokinetic, Cognomotiv, DENSO, DENSO TEN, EPAM Systems, Fiberdyne Systems, ForgeRock, Igalia, LG Silicon Valley Lab, Microchip, NTT DATA MSE, Panasonic, Renesas, SafeRide Technologies, Tuxera and VNC Automotive. The booth will be open to the public during CES show hours from January 8-11, 2019.

AGL is an open source project at the Linux Foundation that is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open, shared software platform for all technology in the vehicle, from infotainment to autonomous driving. Sharing a single software platform across the industry reduces fragmentation and accelerates time-to-market by encouraging the growth of a global ecosystem of developers and application providers that can build a product once and have it work for multiple automakers.

New Member Quotes:

BearingPoint
“BearingPoint is proud to join Automotive Grade Linux and the Linux Foundation as it shows our commitment to open source software as well as sharing expertise with the AGL community,” said Matthias Loebich, Partner at BearingPoint and leader of the firm-wide Automotive segment. “We look forward to working with the AGL community as we further expand our open source software management portfolio with new and innovative services for compliance and security, especially for the automotive sector.”

BedRock Systems Inc
“Bedrock Systems is excited to be joining Automotive Grade Linux. Joining this thriving community will help bring our technology to more businesses wanting to unlock innovation, launch new services and grow revenue in a safe and secure environment,” said Alexander Damisch, Head of Products at Bedrock Systems. “AGL’s ecosystem and dedication to building connected and intelligent technology is perfectly aligned with Bedrock System’s intention to unlock the platform opportunity of critical and regulated compute.”

Big Lake Software
“Our mission at Big Lake Software is to help our customers make the best products and services leveraging Open Source Software and Technologies. We are excited to join the Automotive Grade Linux community,” said David Griego, president of Big Lake Software. “Many of us here participated in the transformation of the telco industry with Carrier Grade Linux, so we look forward to the great things that Linux will bring to the automotive space.”

Cognomotiv
“Cognomotiv is excited to join the Automotive Grade Linux community of worldwide organizations advancing the capabilities of the connected vehicle,” said Hadi Nahari, CEO of Cognomotiv. “As a B2B Composite Edge AI and Cloud platform applying Machine Learning and Data Science to improve the safety, security, reliability, and performance of connected, semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles and transport systems, our team has decades of industry and field experience with hardware, automotive, embedded systems, safety, security, and reliability. We look forward to working with fellow AGL members and the broader automotive industry to enhance the safety and reliability of transportation.”

Dellfer
“Dellfer’s mission is to secure connected cars and IoT devices with security built-in from the inside out. Having a key open source platform that the automotive ecosystem can develop around is a key development for us,” said Tom Wallace, VP of Sales and Business Development at Dellfer. “By joining Automotive Grade Linux, we hope to become a de facto standard for IoT security, and we look forward to helping advance the overall security of the platform.”

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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 an open 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: https://www.automotivelinux.org/
Automotive Grade Linux is hosted at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Automotive Grade Linux, the Linux Foundation
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