Supporting Comments: The Linux Foundation Announces Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup

AISIN AW

“Broad collaboration in the automotive market will advance requirements for next-generation computing on wheels,” said Kosei Mino, general manager, AISIN AW. “We are looking forward to the results of working with our peers in the automotive industry on the Automotive Grade Linux reference distribution and platform.”

DENSO Corporation

“By working with The Linux Foundation and broad Linux and open source software communities, we hope to better meet market needs,” said Kazuo Tsubouchi, general manager, DENSO Corporation. “We’re excited to participate in the Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup and advancing the next-generation of car technology.”

Feuerlabs

“The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup is the natural community for developing and sharing adaptable, scalable, robust and distributed solutions," said Marcus Taylor, CEO & Founder, Feuerlabs Inc. "We are eager to work with the rest of the team to make transport fun, safe and innovative."

Fujitsu

“The Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup that has an upstream first policy is poised to make major advancements for this market,” said Yoshiya ETO, director, Linux Development Div., Fujitsu. “Collaborative development meets today’s requirements to innovate rapidly, and this effort will do exactly that.”

HARMAN

“The Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup will work to produce a common reference implementation and is a natural complement to the efforts of the GENIVI Alliance. With this effort we can all benefit from the communal Linux Automotive base while still retaining our ability to differentiate on innovative features,” said I.P. Park, chief technology officer, HARMAN. “Open, collaborative development supports efficiency and agility, which are critical for success in today’s fast-moving environment.”

Intel

"The Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup will be a huge step forward towards developing common specifications for Automotive Linux," said Imad Sousou, director of Intel's Open Source Technology Center. "Tizen, as the AGL reference software platform, will help to unlock automotive innovation and be the base software platform for building great IVI commercial products."

 Jaguar Land Rover

“The Linux Foundation can help facilitate broad industry collaboration in the automotive market,” said Matt Jones, Infotainment tech lead, Jaguar Land Rover. “By bringing together the automotive industry with the Linux development community, The Linux Foundation and can help advance the next revolution in car-making.”

 NEC

“As a founding member of The Linux Foundation, NEC understands the power of Linux to advance computing across a broad range of industries,” said Tsugikazu Shibata, senior manager, OSS Promotion Center, NEC Corporation. “The AGL Workgroup is an important initiative for providing the automotive industry with cutting-edge technologies for in-vehicle computing.”

Nissan

“As Nissan rapidly expands deployment of IVI systems, we are seeking ways to reduce the development cost of non-differentiating components. We believe that Linux can provide an attractive solution to reduce development cost and development time,” said Toshiro Muramatsu, chief service architect of Vehicle Information Technology Division, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “By collaborating in the Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup, Nissan will be able to shift development resources to value-added innovations such as new HMI, content and services”

NVIDIA

“The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup addresses the need for a common reference platform for building products and services that exceed customer expectations in their cars,” said Kevin Flory, VP Automotive Software, NVIDIA.  “As NVIDIA delivers innovative and scalable solutions for infotainment, digital instrument clusters and advanced driver assistance systems, we are excited to contribute to this workgroup and accelerate its development efforts.”

Reaktor

“Linux is the foundation on which the world is connected, from the web to the mobile to the car and beyond,” said Konsta Hansson, general manager, Embedded Systems, Reaktor. “Automotive systems require an automotive grade, standardized Linux that really works well. It needs to be a good base for running both modern and yet-to-be-invented future user experiences. To achieve this, the system architecture needs to be designed well. The Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup is just the right forum for coordinating the effort.”

Renesas

"The car infotainment market is moving more to open and connected to cloud. Linux will be a key technology to drive such a car infotainment world. Renesas has worked with The Linux Foundation a long time and now participates in a new opportunity with Automotive Grade Linux workgroup,” said Hideaki Chaki, senior vice president of Renesas Electronics Corporation. “We expect it to drive new opportunities with the Linux community and automotive industry."

Symbio

“The Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup will provide an upstream community platform from which companies can build the latest car technologies,” said Mika Leivo, CTO, Symbio Finland. “We’re looking forward to this new, industry-wide collaboration.”

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)

“As open source technologies become more important and influential in automotive, Embedded Linux development is accelerating at an unprecedented rate in this space,” said Matthew Watson, product line manager, automotive infotainment processors, TI. “With a long-standing, passionate commitment to fuel the open-source community, TI sees great promise for these efforts in the automotive industry. We look forward to playing an active role in The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup to help facilitate broader industry collaboration and to drive new innovations forward for drivers and passengers across the globe.”

Tieto

“We believe in Linux as key driver for creating smart products towards a connected life. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup will extend collaboration on Linux and advancing car technologies throughout the whole industry,” said Peter Seidenschwang, Head of Offering, Smart Products Engineering, Tieto. “We’re looking forward to contributing as active member to this important work.”

Toyota

“A community distribution for automotive Linux is essential,” said Ken-ichi Murata, Project General Manager, Toyota Motor Corporation. “There are a core set of requirements specific to the automotive industry, and collaborative development can help meet those needs faster and more efficiently.”

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