Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors and Subaru Join Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux

Toyota Motor Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, DENSO CORPORATION, and Renesas Electronics are upgrading to the Platinum level,

Source: www.automotivelinux.org

Five Platinum level members (including Mazda, Toyota and 3 key suppliers) is a serious commitment with funding to enable collaborative development beyond just words. I think AGL may actually reach the goals many have been seeking around open automotive software.

Ford to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on Sync 3

 

“bring the smartphone technology they’re comfortable with into a vehicle and use it without hassle,” Don Butler

Source: www.cio.com

I think this is big, and could set Ford apart, until others catch up. QNX integration is a good testimony to their developers talent and their planners requirements setting. I wonder how far behind SDL open source version will be under GENIVI Alliance control?