As a “code first” organization, AGL members are collaborating to build a brand new Linux-based software platform and application framework that serves as the de facto standard for the automotive industry. Adopting an open platform across the industry enables automakers and suppliers to share and reuse the same code base, which will reduce development costs, decrease time-to-market for new products and enable rapid innovation across the industry.
With the AGL Unified Code Base, OEMs and suppliers use the same software base as a starting point for production programs, which reduces fragmentation. By using a code-first approach and standardized APIs, application and solution providers need to port their software only once to the AGL UCB and it will work for all of the OEMs and Tier1s using AGL. This differs from other automotive consortiums, which focus more on specifications and compliance and typically have a “bring your own platform” approach with different starting points; at AGL we believe that this leads to fragmentation and minimal software reuse.
AGL is the only organization planning to address all software in the vehicle:
- Infotainment – UCB 8.0 currently available, SDK available
- Instrument Cluster – device profile available with UCB 6.0 (Funky Flounder)
- Telematics – device profile available with UCB 6.0 (Funky Flounder)
- Heads-up Display (HUD)
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
- Functional Safety
- Autonomous Driving