Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) says Wuhan Bluestar Technology has joined as a Silver member, while Candera, IDW Technologies, Reutlingen University and T-Systems have joined in the Bronze category.

AGL is a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open source platform for connected car technologies,

“We are excited to expand our growing, global community with five new members,” said AGL executive director at the Linux Foundation, Dan Cauchy.

“We look forward to working with them as we continue to expand the AGL platform including instrument cluster, telematics and vehicle-to-cloud connectivity.”

AGL is an open source project at the Linux Foundation bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open, shared software platform for all technology in the vehicle, from infotainment to autonomous driving.

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