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LinuxInsider: Linux Making Inroads into Automotive Industry

Mar 08, 2005, 22:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian R. Hook)

"Linux, the ubiquitous free operating system that by some estimates currently runs over half of all servers and is swiftly making inroads into operating systems from computers to mobile phones, is now targeting the automotive industry.

"As the cost of electronic components in automobiles continues to increase, the battle is being waged between Linux and proprietary operating systems. MontaVista Software, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just one of a handful of software companies that provide Linux-based software for device-specific applications in automobiles..."

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