Automotive Grade Linux Powers New Solutions for Commercial and Consumer Vehicles



  • Mercedes-Benz Vans develops new onboard operating system using AGL; Toyota continues to roll-out AGL-based infotainment system to new vehicle models

    TOKYO – Automotive Linux Summit, June 20, 2018Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car, today announced that Mercedes-Benz Vans is using AGL as a foundation for a new onboard operating system for its commercial vehicles.

    “We are very excited to see members like Daimler using the AGL platform in new ways, such as developing new commercial solutions to solve challenges like last-mile logistics,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at The Linux Foundation. “It’s proof that we have built a robust platform that can enable new products and solutions to quickly be developed and brought to market.”

    AGL is an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation that is changing the way automotive manufacturers build software. More than 125 members are working together to develop a common platform that can serve as the de facto industry standard. 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.

    Mercedes-Benz Vans Transforms the Future of Commercial Vehicles

    With its future-oriented “adVANce” initiative, Mercedes-Benz Vans is evolving from a manufacturer of globally successful vans into a provider of holistic transport solutions. The adVANce initiative focuses on several fields of innovation: connectivity and IoT applications, innovative hardware solutions, new on-demand mobility and rental concepts and fleet management solutions for the transport of goods and passengers.

    In order to bring these new commercial solutions to life, Mercedes-Benz Vans is developing a next-generation onboard operating system using Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). The open source AGL platform provides Mercedes-Benz Vans with the flexibility to rapidly create tailored solutions for customers, including adding and connecting any kind of IoT components to the vehicle, such as sensors, automation controls and actuators. The new AGL-based operating system will debut on various Mercedes-Benz Vans prototype projects later this year.

    “It has become clear that fast innovation cycles and flexible software architecture are key for the successful development of business applications, which is why we are using AGL as a foundation for our new onboard operating system,” said Thomas Wurdig, Head of Onboard-System Architecture and IoT, Mercedes-Benz Vans. “Using a standardized, open operating system like AGL enables us to rapidly develop new commercial vehicle use cases such as robotic delivery, data analytics and prediction and automation technologies.”

    AGL Continues to Roll out to New Toyota Vehicles across Japan and the United States

    The first AGL-based infotainment system on the road was announced last year on the 2018 Toyota Camry in the United States. The system is now in vehicles globally including the 2018 Prius PHV in Japan and many of the updated vehicle models following the Camry in the United States.

    “Adopting open source software and being actively involved in projects like AGL represents a significant part of our technology strategy,” said Keiji Yamamoto, Executive Vice President, Connected Company of Toyota Motor Corporation. “The flexibility of the AGL platform has allowed us to quickly roll-out our new infotainment system to multiple vehicle models across the world.”

    About Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)

    Automotive Grade Linux is a collaborative open source project that is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car. With Linux at its core, AGL is developing an open platform from the ground up that can serve as the de facto industry standard to enable rapid development of new features and technologies. Although initially focused on In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI), AGL is the only organization addressing all software in the vehicle, including instrument cluster, heads up display, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. The AGL platform is available to all, and anyone can participate in its development. Learn more: https://www.automotivelinux.org/

    Automotive Grade Linux is hosted at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems.

    About The Linux Foundation

    The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

    Additional Resources

    The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

    Media Inquiries

    Emily Olin

    Automotive Grade Linux

    eolin@linuxfoundation.org

    The post Automotive Grade Linux Powers New Solutions for Commercial and Consumer Vehicles appeared first on The Linux Foundation.

    https://www.linuxfoundation.org/press-release/automotive-grade-linux-powers-new-solutions-for-commercial-and-consumer-vehicles/


 



  • Make ISO from DVD

    In this case I had an OS install disk which was required to be on a virtual node with no optical drive, so I needed to transfer an image to the server to create a VM

    Find out which device the DVD is:

    lsblk

    Output:

    NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 1G 0 part /boot └─sda2 8:2 0 464.8G 0 part ├─centos-root 253:0 0 50G 0 lvm / ├─centos-swap 253:1 0 11.8G 0 lvm [SWAP] └─centos-home 253:2 0 403G 0 lvm /home sdb 8:16 1 14.5G 0 disk /mnt sr0 11:0 1 4.1G 0 rom /run/media/rick/CCSA_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5

    Therefore /dev/sr0 is the location , or disk to be made into an ISO

    I prefer simplicity, and sometimes deal with the fallout after the fact, however Ive repeated this countless times with success.

    dd if=/dev/sr0 of=win10.iso

    Where if=Input file and of=output file

    I chill out and do something else while the image is being copied/created, and the final output:

    8555456+0 records in 8555456+0 records out 4380393472 bytes (4.4 GB) copied, 331.937 s, 13.2 MB/s

    Fin!

    read more
  • Recreate postrgresql database template encode to ASCII

    UPDATE pg_database SET datistemplate = FALSE WHERE datname = 'template1';

    Now we can drop it:

    DROP DATABASE template1;

    Create database from template0, with a new default encoding:

    CREATE DATABASE template1 WITH TEMPLATE = template0 ENCODING = 'UNICODE'; UPDATE pg_database SET datistemplate = TRUE WHERE datname = 'template1'; \c template1 VACUUM FREEZE;

    read more
});