The community, which has close to 90 member companies including Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, is promoting the adoption of an open-source standard for car infotainment systems.
Sharing a single software platform for a key automotive technology will speed up time-to-market for new functions and make development more efficient, AGL says.
The group has released three versions this year of its unified code base (UCB), which can serve as a de facto industry standard.
“This unprecedented level of collaboration is a clear indication that the automotive industry is adopting an open-source development methodology that is resulting in faster innovation with more frequent software releases and new features,” AGL Executive Director Dan Cauchy said in a press release.
The latest version of the platform – UCB 3.0 – has, among other features, a new home screen and window manager; a new SDK for rapid application deployment; and a wider range of hardware board support.
AGL said carmakers and suppliers including Toyota, Mazda, Continental and Harman have already starting integrating UCB 3.0 into their production plans.