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AGL Announces Five New Members

By July 3, 2019July 4th, 2019Announcements

Candera, IDW Technologies, Reutlingen University, T-Systems, and Wuhan Bluestar Technology join Automotive Grade Linux to Support Shared Technology Development for In-Car Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, July 3, 2019 — Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open source platform for connected car technologies, announces that Wuhan Bluestar Technology has joined as a Silver member, and Candera, IDW Technologies, Reutlingen University, and T-Systems have joined AGL as Bronze members.

“We are excited to expand our growing, global community with five new members,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation. “We look forward to working with them as we continue to expand the AGL platform including instrument cluster, telematics and vehicle-to-cloud connectivity.”

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: 

“With CGI Studio we support TIER1s and OEMs worldwide in creating innovative GUIs like infotainment systems or digital instrument clusters while considering functional safety standards according to ISO26262. The open source approach of Linux perfectly matches with the open and continuous toolchain paradigm of CGI Studio, which can easily be integrated into existing workflows,” said Reinhard Füricht, General Manager, Candera. “We’re proud of being part of the Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation and looking forward to continuing our good cooperation as an official member.”

IDW Technologies
“IDW Technologies LLC focuses on developing proof of concepts and commercial concepts in the next-generation connected vehicles and building state-of-the-art products with solution-oriented services for automotive companies to better manage and utilize connected vehicles and next-generation infotainment applications,” said George Joseph, President, IDW Technologies LLC. “We are proud to be joining AGL to not only work extensively with open source software to produce cutting-edge products, but also to improve open source software so that future companies and human generations inherit better suitable environments for their inventions.”

Reutlingen University
“Reutlingen University of applied science has a very strong background on IT services and automotive solutions. Development of our own driving simulator and in-car services at the faculty of computer science has been going on for many years and we are looking forward to bringing our experiences and ideas to the AGL community,” said Prof. Marcus Schoeller of Reutlingen University. “Beyond our contributions to the AGL project, the AGL based prototype in our future mobility lab will be used for hands-on training and education of undergraduate and graduate students in various classes ranging from human machine interaction, software design and development in regulated domains as well as service provisioning and operation.”

“As part of the Deutsche Telekom Group, our agile teams deliver innovation with a short time to market. With our expertise in end-to-end solutions, we are glad to be a part of the Automotive Grade Linux community,” said Andreas Elberg, head of ATS @ T-Systems on site services. “In particular, we are more than happy to contribute with our excellent cloud and connectivity expertise, to build the connected car of the future,” added Tim Laine, program manager, T-Systems.

Wuhan Bluestar Technology
“We are a company that focuses on the automotive Linux and embedded graphics systems, and our I@Car in-vehicle OS and TD Graphics are being used in many Chinese local OEMs and TIER1s,” said Jason Shen, CEO, Bluestar. “We are very proud to be AGL members, and looking forward to working with developers worldwide.”