Automotive Grade Linux

Arm is an active member of Automotive Grade Linux, a collaborative open source project bringing together automakers, suppliers, and technology companies. The primary goal of AGL is 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.


AGL members are collaborating to build a brand new Linux-based software platform and application framework that serves as the de facto standard for the automotive industry. Adopting an open platform across the industry enables automakers and suppliers to share and re-use the same code base, which will reduce development costs, decrease time-to-market for new products and enable rapid innovation across the industry.

With the AGL Unified Code Base (UCB), OEMs and suppliers use the same software base as a starting point for production programs, which reduces fragmentation. By using a code-first approach and standardized APIs, application and solution providers need to port their software only once to the AGL UCB and it will work for all of the OEMs and Tier1s using AGL. This differs from other automotive consortiums, which focus more on specifications and compliance and typically have a “bring your own platform” approach with different starting points; at AGL we believe that this leads to fragmentation and minimal software re-use.


For more details on Arm’s involvement with AGL please contact Daniel Bernal.