The challenge of today’s smart systems for cars is expanding with an unexpected newcomer : Apple and Google in the near future will also have to compete with Automotive Grade Linux ( AGL ).
Yes, CarPlay and Android Auto will no longer be the only platforms to help users to drive. With the release of the new Camry, Toyota announced that it will be the first automotive company in the US to introduce the new system starting in 2018. AGL will be based on the operating system Linux OS , which will allow anyone who is able to develop their applications and features via a software development kit ( SDK ), a feature that would allow the release of frequent updates.
In this way the cars that will benefit from this system will aim to be the most advanced of their competitors Apple and Google platforms. It remains to be seen whether Toyota will actually schedule these updates. In the meantime, we just have to wait for new developments.