Soon, Oracle technologies might be powering your next vehicle! In the latest Internet of Things news, Oracle is joining Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, alongside Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, to help build an open platform for the computing infrastructure of the connected car of the future.
The AGL is a collaborative open-source project devoted to creating a common, standard, Linux-based software stack for the connected car.
“AGL has seen tremendous growth over the past year as demand for connected car technology and infotainment are rapidly increasing,” said Dan Cauchy, General Manager of Automotive at The Linux Foundation. “Our membership base is not only growing rapidly, but it is also diversifying across various business interests, from semiconductors and in-vehicle software to IoT and connected cloud services. This is a clear indication that the connected car revolution has broad implications across many industry verticals.”
Much like Oracle engineered systems as a whole, this software stack was built from the ground up to address automotive specific applications like navigation, communications, safety, security and infotainment functionality.
And as ZDNet reported this month, Linux is already powering the infotainment, heads-up display and connected car 4G and Wi-Fi systems for such major car manufacturers as Toyota, Nissan, and Jaguar Land Rover and Linux is on its way to Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru cars. What does this mean? Our definition of cars is changing. Cars are becoming more than just great design and powerful engine; they're quickly becoming complex computing devices as well.
Since its release in January 2016, four car companies have joined this exciting revolution. We expect this number to grow substantially.