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Traffic Jam on the Road to Linux in Cars

Jan 08, 2014, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Moody)

One sector where Linux has been active for a while is that of cars. As these become more and more infused with digital elements - be it in-car entertainment or control systems - so the need for an operating system that ties it all together becomes more urgent. As for elsewhere, Linux is the perfect choice: low-cost, flexible, secure, robust etc. No wonder, then, that one of the first such Linux-based digital car systems goes back all the way to 2009. It's called Genivi, and here's how it describes itself:

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