Saturday, September 25, 2010

More Cars Will Be Driven By Linux

Linux is becoming omnipresent. GENIVI Alliance has picked MeeGo (Linux) to power its In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI).

MeeGo-based IVI devices will provide Internet-based features such as rear-seat entertainment, navigation, and entertainment, with the potential for social networking, hands-free interaction, and other multimedia.

Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation said, “Because MeeGo is a truly open platform, the work GENIVI will do to extend the platform can benefit the project and all who use it. For developers, this is a great opportunity to harness the power of the MeeGo APIs to target a variety of devices and architectures and extend their work on handset applications toward vehicles.”

Recently a Chinese car company HawTai also announced the adoption of MeeGo.

GENIVI is a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) reference platform.

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