Automotive Grade Linux New UCB 4.0 & New Member Karamba – AUTO Connected Car News

There were two announcements about Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced that it has joined the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Project and The Linux Foundation to help develop its cybersecurity best practices. AGL released the latest version of the AGL infotainment platform, Unified Code Base (UCB) 4.0, which includes support for SmartDeviceLink integration, Speech Recognition APIs, secure Over-the-Air Updates (SOTA) and improvements to the App Framework and Software Development Kit (SDK).

UCB 4.0

The UCB 4.0 release follows recent news that Toyota has adopted the AGL platform for its next-generation infotainment system, debuting in the 2018 Toyota Camry in the United States.

Developed through a joint effort by dozens of member companies, the AGL Unified Code Base (UCB) 4.0 is an open source infotainment platform that can serve as the de facto industry standard. The goal of the UCB infotainment platform is to provide 70-80% of the starting point for a production infotainment system. Automakers and suppliers customize the other 20-30% by adding features and modifying the user interface to meet their unique product needs.

Sharing a single software platform across the industry reduces fragmentation and accelerates time-to-market by encouraging the growth of a global ecosystem of developers that can build a product once and have it work for multiple automakers.

New features in the AGL UCB 4.0 include:

  • Update to Yocto 2.2.
  • Application Framework improvements.
  • Application Services APIs for Bluetooth, Audio, Tuner and CAN signaling.
  • AGL API version 2 using OpenAPI Specification format.
  • CAN signaling, secure signaling and notifications.
  • SDK improvements with new Application templates.
  • SmartDeviceLink ready, ease of integration with SDL.
  • Default board support tunings across Intel, ARM32 and ARM64 architectures.
  • Added board support for the Renesas R-Car 3 and Qualcomm SnapDragon 820.

The complete UCB 4.0 release notes are available on the AGL wiki.

Karamba Security

Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced that it has joined the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Project and The Linux Foundation to help develop its cybersecurity best practices.

Assaf Harel, Karamba Security’s chief technology officer, will serve on the AGL App Framework & Security Expert Group to help with developing, guiding and influencing cybersecurity best practices.

“As a technology solutions provider for hardening connected and autonomous cars against hacks, we are committed to further developing software for self-driving vehicles that is safe from attack by threat actors,” Harel said. “AGL provides a forum to collaborate and contribute toward making the software for all vehicles secure from external threats and protecting the lives of drivers and passengers.”

 

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