07-03-2014, 11:48 AM
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Automotive Grade Linux Released for Open Source Cars
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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.
In its first release, AGL provides a series of features and applications tailored for deployment in cars and other vehicles, including:
- Home Screen
- Google Maps
- Media Playback
- News Reader (AppCarousel)
- Audio Controls
- Bluetooth Phone
- Smart Device Link Integration