Linux Foundation has collaborated with Automobile companies to bring out a Automative field specific distribution “The Automotive Grade Linux” .
What is Automotive Grade Linux?
AGL or Automotive Grade Linux is an open collaboration between various industry and open source projects to provide a distribution of Linux for Automotive sector. The Distribution is generic and will contain software stack and framwork and should be ported to target hardware to get the required application. The project uses Tizen as its reference distribution to provide the framework.
Where Can I use it?
Though AGL does not specify any particular product segment, The current code base points to In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI). This screenshot taken from the website speaks for all.
Some User Experience packages
- Home Screen
- Google Maps
- Bluetooth Phone
- MOST Audio Controls
- Smart Device Link (SDL)
Out of that Smart Device Link looks to be one interesting project. Using it, its possible to connect any smartphone to the IVI and literally control using Smartphone App. The project requires a lot of development and contributions.
You can download the reference distribution image from the website and You can run it using VMWare emulator .
For more information visit https://automotive.linuxfoundation.org/