German automaker Daimler has joined Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), an open-source project, to develop a Linux-based connected car platform, AGL said in a statement on 5 January 2017. The automaker will help to make Unified Code Base (UCB), which is the name of the platform, more user-friendly and customisable. “Automakers are becoming software companies, and just like in the tech industry, they are realizing that open source is the way forward. We are excited to welcome our first major German automaker to AGL. Daimler’s expertise in developing intuitive, high-end technology will help us ensure that the AGL infotainment platform meets the diverse needs of drivers,” said Dan Cauchy, executive director of AGL.
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