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Linux Making Rapid Inroads into Infotainment Systems

Nov 20, 2013, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Global sales of the Linux OS in automotive will rise to 53.7 million units in 2020, up from less than 1 million in 2013, according to IHS Automotive.

The fast growth will allow Linux to overtake its top competitors Microsoft (in 2017) and QNX from BlackBerry (in 2020).

"The market for automotive infotainment operating systems represents a major opportunity for software vendors, with platform sales climbing to nearly 130 million units in 2020—about the size of the global PC market in 1999," said Egil Juliussen, research director for IHS Automotive.

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