Automotive Grade Linux

Automotive Grade Linux is an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation that is building an open operating system and framework for automotive applications. AGL was launched in 2012 with founding members including Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Toyota, DENSO Corporation, Fujitsu, HARMAN, NVIDIA, Renesas, Samsung and Texas Instruments. Today, AGL has 146 members..


On June 30, 2014, AGL announced their first release, which was based on Tizen and was primarily for demo applications.
AGL expanded the first reference platform with the Unified Code Base distribution. The first UCB release, nicknamed Agile Albacore, was released in January 2016 and leverages software components from AGL, Tizen and GENIVI Alliance.
UCB 2.0, nicknamed Brilliant Blowfish, was made available in July 2016 and included new features like rear seat display, video playback, audio routing and application framework.
UCB 3.0, or Charming Chinook was released in January 2017 with Smart Device Link for Mobile Integration and a new Window Manager & SDK.
UCB 4.0 was announced in early 2017 and released in August; features include Secure Over-the-Air, SmartDeviceLink integration, and speech recognition APIs.
UCB 5.0 was released in January 2018. Improved features included wider and more robust hardware support, support for control from multiple surfaces, audio management and OTA updates.
UCB 6.0 was made available on October 2018. Features include telematics systems, electronic instrument clusters.
UCB 7.0 was released in March 2019 featuring a speech recognition API.
UCB 8.0 was released in August 2019 and decreased the footprint of AGLwhile increasing the modularity. It added Alexa integration as well as better Audio and CAN support.
UCB 9.0 was made available on April 2020
On May 31, 2017, AGL announced that the 2018 Toyota Camry will be the first Toyota vehicle on the market with the AGL-based system in the United States.
As of April 2020 Mercedes Benz, Subaru and Toyota produce vehicles which make use of the UCB for their vehicles.