How open-source collaboration is transforming the automotive industry

15th December 2015
Posted By : Jordan Mulcare
How open-source collaboration is transforming the automotive industry

Microchip Technology have applauded the Linux Foundation for presenting its vision of the automotive industry’s future and the value of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), in a session at the MOST Cooperation’s Interconnectivity Conference Asia 2015, which was recently held in Tokyo.

During their presentation titled “How Open Source Collaboration Is Transforming the Automotive Industry,” the Linux Foundation highlighted the importance of collaborating to build the car of the future. They further indicated that rapid innovation can be accomplished by leveraging Linux and other open-source standards, in conjunction with MOST technology, which enables seamless device networking within the AGL software platform.

“We are excited to see the long-established MOST networking technology being easily accessed by automotive developers through standard Linux interfaces,” said Dan Termer, Vice President, Microchip’s Automotive Information Systems Division. “The Linux Foundation’s presentation at the MOST Interconnectivity Conference Asia showed how important Linux and Open Source software are for the automotive industry. As the leading provider of MOST technology, which is the de-facto standard for automotive infotainment networks, we are proud to be a part of that movement.”

MOST technology is a time-division-multiplexing (TDM) network that transports different data types on separate channels at low latency and high quality-of-service. Because MOST devices can use standard Linux interfaces to communicate, Linux applications don’t require specialized knowledge of the MOST network, making it easy to use MOST technology over Linux. This lowers costs and accelerates development via open-source software.

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