Software has become a pillar in the transformation of the Automotive industry, especially with Elon Musk's hopes of witnessing the first fully autonomous vehicles blossom right in front of us in the next 2 years. 

That being said, proprietary systems and software used in every car manufacturer is one of the 'road blocks' to why automotive breakthroughs take an extended amount of time; there's little to no code sharing. 

The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, like GitHub are trying to develop a commonplace where developers in the Automotive industry can build applications, and are able to share with their respective communities with one goal in mind, streamlining the innovation of this industry.