Another example is Microchip’s work with the Linux Foundation. When Microchip joined the Linux Foundation in December 2014, Microchip became part of the Technical Advisory Board mentoring program and thereby, gained the opportunity to have Microchip’s MOST Linux Driver code reviewed by Greg Kroah-Hartman, as a mentor. This pushed the driver upstream to the mainline kernel. This one-on-one mentoring process helped put Microchip’s code on the fast track toward acceptance. Microchip is committed to Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) and is prepared to address the needs in terms of the quality of its contributed code and in its role as the automotive subsystem maintainer. Linux Mainline Kernel starting with Version 4.3 includes a Microchip MOST Linux driver. The driver enables access to all MOST data types and supports the USB, MediaLB and I2C interfaces of MOST network interface controllers. The driver supports standard Linux interfaces like ALSA (Audio), V4L2 (Video) and IP-based communication over the standard Linux Networking Stack. During the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Automotive Grade Linux project showed a demonstration of the new Unified Code Base distribution. This demonstration was the collaboration of many companies including Microchip’s Automotive Divisions, Pioneer, Panasonic, Renesas, and K2L. All these companies contributed code, helped integrate the software, and built the hardware.