2018 Toyota Camry to feature first-ever AGL-based infotainment system

On June 1, Automotive Grade Linux (“AGL” hereafter) announced the adoption of the AGL platform for Toyota’s next-generation infotainment system. It will debut on the all-new Camry for the U.S. market.

AGL is a joint open source project that assembles automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software for connected cars. With Linux at its core, AGL is developing an open platform that functions as the de facto industry standard enabling rapid development of new features and technologies.

Though it initially focused on in-vehicle infotainment, AGL is currently compatible with all software in the vehicle, including instrument cluster, head-up display, telematics, advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) and autonomous driving.

The AGL infotainment platform was developed by hundreds of engineers who engaged in building a robust, Linux-based operating system and application framework that features enhanced security and features.

Sharing an open platform enables reuse of the code and a more efficient development process as developers and suppliers can work on multiple products for OEM. This results in reduction of development costs and a shorter timeframe for new products to be released to the market.

Toyota’s first AGL-based infotainment system will be featured on the all-new Camry, which will be released this summer in the U.S. The system will be adopted on most Toyota and Lexus models for the North American market thereafter. AGL’s Executive Director Dan Cauchy said,“Toyota has been a driving force behind the development of the AGL infotainment platform, and we are excited to see the traction that it’s gaining across the industry.”

Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)