January 23, 2021


SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), an open source project developing a shared software platform for in-vehicle technology, today announced the latest code release of the AGL platform, UCB 10, also known under the codename “Jumping Jellyfish.”

Developed through a joint effort by dozens of member companies, the AGL Unified Code Base (UCB) is an open source software platform that can serve as the de facto industry standard for infotainment, telematics and instrument cluster applications.

“The AGL platform is Yocto-based, and for Jumping Jellyfish, we updated to Yocto’s first Long Term Support (LTS) release named Dunfell,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation. “This is significant as it means the Yocto Project will provide patches, fixes, and updates for an extended period of time, something that is essential for automotive systems, which have a longer life cycle than many other embedded Linux applications.”

UCB 10/Jumping Jellyfish includes an operating system, board support package, middleware, application framework and application APIs. Notable updates to the AGL platform include:

  • Updated to Yocto Project’s first Long Term Support (LTS) release, 3.1 “Dunfell”
  • New WindowManager ‘agl-compositor’ replacing agl-service-windowmanager
  • Reworked autobuild scripts (update in services/apps required)
  • Board Support Package updates including i.MX8 support

The full list of additions and enhancements to UCB 10 can be found here.

Automotive Linux Summit
Automotive Linux Summit (ALS)  (ALS) will take place virtually on December 2-4, 2020, co-located with Open Source Summit Japan. Join thousands of open source developers, technologists and automotive industry leaders for 75+ sessions discussing new open source developments, best practices and insights across automotive security, virtualization, infotainment, instrument cluster, connectivity, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X), and more. All sessions are taking place in the Japan Standard Time Zone, with captioning & translation available in 16 different languages including Japanese, Chinese, Korean and more for every session. View the full schedule here: http://bit.ly/ALS_schedule and register for US$50 at http://bit.ly/ALS_register.

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 planning to address 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. Automotive Grade Linux is hosted at the Linux Foundation. Learn more at automotivelinux.org.

About the Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical


SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Shift (NASDAQ: SFT), a leading end-to-end auto ecommerce platform transforming the used car industry with a technology-driven, hassle-free customer experience, today announced the appointment of Blima Tuller as the company’s Controller and Senior Vice President (SVP) of Accounting, as well as Tim Brauer as Vice President (VP) of Fixed Operations, responsible for reconditioning operations.

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In this newly created role, Tuller is leading Shift’s accounting function and will be working to strengthen its public company capabilities. She has over two decades of experience leading finance and accounting operations at public companies, including most recently serving as Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) at Magnite, a NASDAQ-listed adtech company, and prior to that as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of LBI Media. She joins CFO Cindy Hanford in building out Shift’s financial expertise on the management team.

Brauer, when he begins his new role as VP of Fixed Operations, will oversee the operations of all regional automotive centers (known to the company as “Hubs”) including the reconditioning and processing of vehicles. He brings 15 years of automotive operational leadership, including a long tenure at CarMax, where he most recently served as Regional SVP of Service Operations. He joins recently appointed Chief Revenue Officer Mark McCollum in bolstering the company’s automotive expertise. He begins on November 16.

“In the last year-plus, Shift has rounded out an incredibly well poised management team,” said Toby Russell, Shift’s co-founder and co-chief executive. “We are doubling down on this commitment to world class leadership by adding these executives to our Finance and Operations teams, both of whom come to us with extensive and valuable experience in their respective fields.”

About Shift

Shift is a leading end-to-end auto ecommerce platform transforming the used car industry with a technology-driven, hassle-free customer experience. Shift’s mission is to make car purchase and ownership simple — to make buying or selling a used car fun, fair, and accessible to everyone. Shift provides comprehensive, digital solutions throughout the car ownership lifecycle: finding the right car, having a test drive brought to you before buying the car, a seamless digitally-driven purchase transaction including financing and vehicle protection products, an efficient, digital trade-in/sale transaction, and a vision to provide high-value support services during car ownership. For more information please visit www.shift.com.


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SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Particle, the edge-to-cloud IoT platform built to connect the unconnected, today announced its new Tracking System to provide organizations with the ability to track the locations of a wide variety of mobile assets with its powerful, configurable, extensible and field-ready solution. In a forthcoming study from Particle that surveyed over 1,000 IoT engineers and industry experts, Asset Tracking ranked as one of the top three most in-demand applications for IoT technology.

Built on the Particle platform spanning integrated Internet-of-Things (IoT) hardware, edge software, connectivity, and cloud-based management software, Particle’s Tracking System empowers customers to track the real-time location of critical assets and capture additional intelligence via sensor data including temperature and acceleration as well as remotely control mobile equipment and vehicles.

Asset Tracking operations are critical for both emerging and established industries, including supply chain & logistics providers, cold chain operations, micromobility businesses such as connected scooter & eBike vendors, transportation, and general purpose high-value capital asset tracking and monitoring. While conventional Asset Tracking and telematics tools have often historically focused on basic use cases such as collecting the location data of critical assets, next-generation capabilities powered by IoT technologies enable organizations to develop more sophisticated solutions to support industry-specific use cases:

  • Transportation & logistics managers use real-time data and for comprehensive fleet management, to monitor the quality of goods in transit, and identify where organizations can save energy and resources
  • Cold chain logistics providers need to ensure quality and compliance for at rest and in-transit goods ranging from food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals
  • Manufacturers and distributors of machines and equipment across a wide range of industries from construction to equipment rental firms must track the location of high-value capital assets to maximize asset utilization, prevent theft and loss, and monitor inventory
  • Micromobility providers require not only basic capabilities to track scooters / e-bikes by location, but also need to remotely update the device to continually improve their product and address evolving compliance standards as well as monitor operational status, such as tracking whether a scooter’s headlights are on or off upon parking.

Particle’s Tracking System builds on the existing edge-to-cloud IoT platform with the following new offerings:

  • Tracking Services is a suite of software purpose-built for asset tracking applications that extends Particle’s platform with geolocation services (mapping and geodatabase) and a configuration service for defining fleet-wide behaviors such as reporting interval on-the-fly. Tracker Services also includes an open firmware application framework for devices that integrates with off-the-shelf IoT sensors and can be deeply customized to support sophisticated tracker applications.
  • Tracker SoM is a powerful, configurable, and extensible IoT System-on-Module (SoM) that builds on Particle’s Tracking Services foundation and provides a powerful MCU, GNSS, and advanced peripherals in a compact form factor. Tracker SoM serves as an accelerated starting point to organizations that require a tailored tracking solution for sophisticated applications as well as a fully-certified foundation for original equipment manufacturers developing commercial products.
  • Tracker One is a field-ready Asset