aicas joins Automotive Grade Linux

aicas joins Automotive Grade Linux

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open source platform for connected car technologies, announced aicas, AVL, and Citos as new Bronze members.

“aicas’ software platforms provide the connectivity, flexibility, and ROI-focused efficiency that are critical as automotive OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers adapt to the demands of software-defined vehicles,” said James Hunt, CTO of aicas. “As an active member of the AGL community, we will be able to work closely with our industry peers to develop open-source solutions that support emerging mobility and connected car applications.”


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aicas Joins Automotive Grade Linux to Accelerate Development of Open-Source Intelligent Vehicle Solutions

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY – aicas has joined Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) to support the collaborative cross-industry efforts to develop an open-source platform for connected car technologies.

AGL is an open-source project at the Linux Foundation that brings together automakers, suppliers, and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open, shared software platform for all in-vehicle technologies, from infotainment to autonomous driving.

“aicas’ software platforms are relied on to provide the connectivity, flexibility, and ROI-focused efficiency that are critical for automotive OEMs and their tier one suppliers as the industry shifts towards software-defined vehicles,” said James Hunt, CTO of aicas. “As an active member of the AGL community we are better able to work closely with our industry peers and develop open-source solutions with long-range support of emerging mobility and connected car applications.”

aicas brings nearly 20 years expertise to AGL. The company’s platforms have been used by half of the world’s largest auto industry leaders and have been used to connect more than 20 million devices. aicas’ JamaicaCAR family of products offer cross-platform support for developing scalable software platforms with consistent and secure device-to-cloud connectivity. aicas products are sought after for faster, simplified development and access to in-vehicle data that delivers actionable insights. aicas uniquely provides developers the flexibility to overcome unique hardware, software, safety and security challenges, including full life cycle access to systems for updating code and creating and delivering new vehicle insights.

“aicas’ experience and expertise in software for integrating hardware and systems will be a tremendous benefit to the AGL community,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation. “We are excited to have aicas join us as we enable embedded software developers bring full-featured products to market that use AGL.”

The areas of expertise aicas brings to AGL include developing solutions for secure access to the right data at the right time with a focus on agile delivery of autonomous functions, infotainment systems, telematics, and fleet management.

About aicas
The largest automotive and industrial companies rely on aicas embedded software platforms to connect millions of devices and intelligent vehicles, with security, modularity, and portability. Founded by technology and academic leaders in Karlsruhe, Germany, aicas serves customers from offices in Europe and North American.

Automotive Grade Linux

Automotive Grade Linux

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European Champions Alliance

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Eclipse Foundation

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Forschungszentrum Informatik

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Cyberforum e. V.

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AmCham Germany

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Industrie- und Handelskammer

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Industrial Internet Consortium

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OSGi Alliance

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