Since its inception, the Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux project has promoted itself as a collaborative open source project. With the release of the first AGL Requirements Specification for Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), AGL has earned that description more than ever.
In July 2014, AGL released its first AGL reference platform built on the Tizen IVI platform running HTML5 apps. The new release instead details precise specifications and requirements for any AGL-compliant IVI stack. For the first time, automakers, automotive suppliers, and open source developers can collaborate on refining the spec — the first draft of a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car.