Renesas Eelectronics has started the shipment of its first R-Car System-on-chip (SoC) enabled by Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) based software. AGL is a cross-industry effort to develop a fully open software stack for the connected car. As per the company, it’s a crucial step to expand the base of the software developers.
The Renesas R-Car Starter Kit and AGL-based software is accelerating the development of automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) applications, and moving automakers closer to the realization of connected cars. By promoting the open source software development under the AGL project, Renesas aims to enable system manufacturers to develop automotive applications. The embedded application software development will also accelerate IVI deployments.
Renesas Electronics’ R-Car SoC Accelerates Development of In-Vehicle Infotainment Applications
“Renesas is a passionate and active supporter of Automotive Grade Linux, The Linux Foundation and open source, and has been actively involved in the AGL community and as a board member,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux, The Linux Foundation. “I am very delighted to see products on the market running AGL software and expect to see wider industry adoption in the near future.”
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live—securely and safely. The number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in Analog & Power and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.
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