Candera announces Membership in the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) and The Linux Foundation network

Candera proudly proclaims that starting with 15th of May, 2019 it is official member of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) and The Linux Foundation. With Linux at its core the membership in these powerful networks will support Candera in further facilitating the collaboration across this open source system and leveraging the potential in many of its core markets.



Within the last years the open source operating system Linux has extended its application areas far beyond servers, smartphones, and tablets and has found its way into the automotive industry. In fact, Linux is currently powering infotainment systems, head-up displays and connected car systems for renowned OEMs worldwide like Toyota, Nissan, and Jaguar Land Rover.

As a leading HMI tool provider for the automotive industry Candera GmbH situated in Linz, Austria is dealing with numerous customer projects based on Linux OS, with tendency to rise even more in the upcoming years. The membership in the Automotive Grade Linux (a collaborative open source project bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car) and Linux foundation (supported by more than 1,000 members and the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware) is an important step for Candera.

“We strongly support Linux as in-vehicle operating system giving our customers maximum flexibility and a strong development community on an open source base,” said Reinhard Füricht CEO of Candera. “With CGI Studio we support TIER1s and OEMs worldwide in creating innovative GUIs like infotainment systems or digital instrument clusters while considering functional safety standards according to ISO26262. The open source approach of Linux perfectly matches with the open and continuous toolchain paradigm of CGI Studio, which can easily be integrated into existing workflows. We’re proud of being part of the Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation and looking forward to continuing our good cooperation as an official member.”

About Candera

Candera GmbH in Linz, Austria, is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. The company was founded in 2000 in Linz and is a subsidiary of ArtSpark HD Inc. based in Tokyo, Japan. Candera supports its customers with the CGI Studio toolchain as well as provision of software services mainly in the areas of HMI development and embedded software. The scalable and hardware independent software platform enables the creation of brilliant and customizable embedded GUI solutions like infotainment systems, head-up-displays or digital instrument clusters considering crucial functional safety standards like ISO26262.

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