Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru get on board with Linux for Connected Car Apps

The Linux Foundation began a new initiative in 2012 called Automotive Grade Linux as an open-source project to develop common Linux-based software cores for connected cars. Now major automakers like Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru have joined AGL alongside existing members Toyota, Nissan, and Jaguar Land Rover. The AGL has announced a new Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution built specifically for automotive. This ground-up build was designed to address the needs of the connected car. The new UCB is aimed at becoming a standard for the industry to allow developers and carmakers to use this Linux-based software stack as a foundation for their in-vehicle software suites. Collaboration with a global community of open-source developers can help automakers quickly advance new connected car applications.