Automotive Grade Linux Adds Five New Members Including First Voice Recognition and Digital Marketing Members

Adobe, Desay SV Automotive, Fiberdyne Systems, Nuance and Trend Micro join Automotive Grade Linux

SAN FRANCISCO, October 18, 2017Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car, is announcing that five new members have joined the project including Adobe, Desay SV Automotive, Fiberdyne Systems, Nuance and Trend Micro.

“The AGL ecosystem is rapidly growing, and we are very excited to expand into new areas like voice recognition and digital marketing, which will enable automakers to easily integrate new consumer features and services into their AGL-based infotainment systems,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at The Linux Foundation. “We look forward to working with all of our new members as we continue to evolve the AGL Unified Code Base (UCB) and expand into new functions like telematics, instrument cluster and heads-up-display.”

The AGL community is coming together for their bi-annual All Member Meeting on October 18-19 in Dresden, Germany. The All Member Meeting allows the AGL community to learn about the latest developments, share best practices and collaborate to drive rapid innovation across the industry. Details can be found here.

New Member Quotes:

Adobe
“With Adobe Experience Cloud, brands have the analytics insights and content management capabilities to deliver great, personalized experiences. As connected and driverless cars gain more traction, it is opening up new ways for consumers to enjoy their favorite services, and we are building technology to help brands capitalize on these opportunities,” said Colin Morris, director of product management, Adobe Analytics Cloud. “We believe that in order to drive these connected car innovations, it will require close cooperation across car makers, operating system providers, and important open source initiatives like Automotive Grade Linux.”

Desay SV Automotive
“As a leading automotive electronic solution provider for vehicle manufacturers, Desay SV Automotive is proud to be a member of the Automotive Grade Linux community. In response to the increasing demand for feature rich, smart and connected In-Vehicle Systems, we believe collaborating with AGL is the best way to bridge the stability required by the automotive industry with the rapid progress of the open source world.”

Fiberdyne Systems
“Fiberdyne Systems is passionate about creating the best audio experience in the vehicle,” said Julian Merritt, CEO of Fiberdyne Systems. “We are delighted to join Automotive Grade Linux and contribute our expertise in audio and DSP to the community.”

Nuance
“We are proud and excited to join the Automotive Grade Linux community and share in AGL’s goal to develop an open industry standard platform that accelerates the development of connected mobility technologies,” said Laith Shina, Vice President of Automotive Strategy, Nuance. “We look forward to bringing our expertise in multi-modal user interfaces, conversational natural language understanding and artificial intelligence to this community and working together to make the future of automotive technology a reality.”

Trend Micro
“Linux, as an open source operating system used to develop automotive-related features, is a current trend, and Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) shows determination and capability in this area. Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information among all connected devices,” said Oscar Chang, EVP of Research and Development at Trend Micro. “With 30 years of experience in the security industry, we have professional threat experts around the world to protect internet security and combat unknown threats. With machine learning based-technology, we are able and glad to work with AGL to secure connected and autonomous cars in the future.”

The full list of AGL members is available here.

About Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)
Automotive Grade Linux is a collaborative open source project that is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car. With Linux at its core, AGL is developing an open platform from the ground up that can serve as the de facto industry standard to enable rapid development of new features and technologies. Although initially focused on In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI), AGL is the only organization planning to address all software in the vehicle, including instrument cluster, heads up display, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. The AGL platform is available to all, and anyone can participate in its development. Learn more: https://www.automotivelinux.org/

Automotive Grade Linux is hosted at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org

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