Bengaluru-based Sasken Communication Technologies has become a bronze member of the Automotive Grade Linux, a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car.

The membership will enable Sasken to provide solutions to customers on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). Sasken will provide product development and system integration services for automotive customers spanning in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), instrument cluster, heads-up display and telematics, according to the company.

“Sasken has a deep understanding of the software solutions and processes needed to help OEMs and tier-1s keep pace with the evolution of consumer technology. Open industry standards can speed up production, enable rapid innovation and reduce software development costs for everyone, which is why we look forward to contributing to AGL,” said Ram Ramaseshan, Senior VP and Head, Automotive and Industrials Business Units, Sasken.

Sasken provides product engineering and digital transformation services to global tier-1 customers in sectors such semiconductors, automotive, enterprise grade devices, smart Devices and wearables, industrials, retail, public safety, sitcom and telecom.

AGL has close to 90 members representing various business interests, from semiconductors and in-vehicle software to IoT and connected cloud services. Aside from Sasken, other new AGL members include Audiokinetic, Sasken Communication Technologies, Star Lab, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Witekio.