SYSGO GmbH is joining forces with the Linux Foundation to actively participate in their Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project. In this open-source project, renowned automotive manufacturers and suppliers will work alongside hardware and software manufacturers to develop and implement a completely open software stack for the connected car.
The objectives of the Automotive Grade Linux project are to create an open platform and a Linux-based industry standard which enables rapid development of new features and technologies. Having originally concentrated on in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) technology, AGL is now addressing vehicle software as a whole, including instrument clusters, head-up displays, telematics, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.
SYSGO has more than 20 years' experience in developing and customising Linux systems and, in providing its ELinOS system, is offering a commercial development environment for embedded Linux applications comprising a Linux distribution and a comprehensive package of development tools. ELinOS can be used as an independent operating system for industrial applications, but can also run in a partition of PikeOS, the Hypervisor-based real-time operating system. Thanks to its membership of the Linux Foundation, SYSGO brings to this project its expertise both in Linux technology and in critical avionic and automotive applications, and in turn is gaining access to the AGL source code and documentation.
"In our customer projects, both ELinOS and PikeOS are able to address business-critical application scenarios with certification at the highest level," says Franz Walkembach, VP of Marketing & Product Strategy at SYSGO. "As a member of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), we can further build on our long experience of Linux, use this experience to the benefit of the growing automotive market and participate in this fast-paced process of innovation."
SYSGO has been offering operating systems and services for embedded systems since 1991 and with ELinOS it is a pioneer in the use of Linux in the embedded market. For security-critical applications, the company has been offering Hypervisor PikeOS since 2005, which today is the world's first SIL 4 certified operating system for multicore processors and the foundation for intelligent devices in the Internet of things. SYSGO is the leading European operating systems manufacturer and supports customers like Samsung, Airbus, Thales, Continental, etc. with the formal certification of software in compliance with international standards for functional security and IT security in markets such as aerospace and defence, industrial automation, automotive, railway engineering, medical technology and network infrastructures. SYSGO belongs to the European Thales Group, has branch offices in Germany, France, the Czech Republic, the UK and the USA, and maintains a world-wide distribution network.