Automakers aim to craft standard OS for infotainment systems

10/10/2013 | Computerworld

Automotive manufacturers are developing a standard operating system, based on the open-source Linux software, for their in-vehicle infotainment systems, Lucas Mearian writes. Toyota, Cadillac and Tesla have already used Linux in some of their car models, he notes. "Today, automakers are having a hard time getting their customers to buy informatics systems because they only can do 10% of what a mobile phone can do," said Rudi Streif of the Linux Foundation. "We're leveraging essentially an $11 billion investment already made in Linux by many other companies, including IBM and Intel," Streif added.

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