The Linux Foundation Adds New Members Focused on Cars and Games
Vehicles have been an emerging platform for Linux for several years now, with much of the momentum driven by auto makers and a few technology standards bodies, plus steadfast support for the trend from The Linux Foundation. Last year, The Linux Foundation announced the Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup (AGL). It's designed to "facilitate widespread industry collaboration that advances automotive device development,providing a community reference platform that companies can use for creating products," according to the Workgroup announcement.
Now, with the Automotive Linux Summit Spring 2013 happening in Japan this week, The Linux Foundation has announced new partners working on vehicle and infotainment projects built on Linux.
The Linux Foundation announced that AllGo Embedded Systems, Suntec Software and Wargaming are joining the organization.
AllGo Embedded Systems develops system solutions that embed electronics into many types of products, including products for cars. “Joining the Linux Foundation enables us to collaborate with important community members focused on the connected car,” said K Srinivasan, CEO, AllGo Embedded Systems, in a statement. “We look forward to working together as a consortium to advance innovation in the automotive industry efficiently and effectively with Linux.”
Suntec Software (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, founded in 1995, is a large infotainment solution provider in China. Suntec specializes in operating system, middleware, navigation application, and cloud services. The company has partnerships with many Tier-1 supplier and automakers.
“The collective participation of companies from a variety of industries and regions enables the Linux and open source communities to extend the reach of Linux software development in many vertical markets,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation, in a statement. “We welcome diversity and look forward to working with our new members as well as the many other contributors to Linux that are working on developing the next generation of software for cars and games.”
For more on the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup (AGL), see this post.