The VAR Guy: Automotive Grade Linux Released For Open Source Cars

By July 3, 2014December 28th, 2016In the News

Linux, the open source operating system, shifted gears into a relatively new ecosystem this week with the first release of Automotive Grade Linux(AGL), a Linux distribution tailored for cars in the Internet of Things age.

AGL is a collaborative project sponsored by the Linux Foundation that brings together a host of partners from the automotive industry, communications, computing hardware, academia and other sectors. The first release of the open source operating system, which appeared June 30 and is available for free online, is based on Tizen IVI, a Linux-based platform designed to provide operating system solutions for a broad range of devices, from smartphones to TVs to cars to laptops.

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