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BMW: In-Drive Conversation with Open Source

Oct 29, 2008, 22:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It was in March at its "Fahrzeug IT 2008" conference that BMW first presented its plans to develop infotainment packages for its luxury cars based on Open Source technology. BMW already ventured into a cooperative undertaking with chipmaker Intel and embedded Linux vendor Wind River. Its goal was uniform ports for multimedia applications in its cars, with the basic idea to use readily available instead of costly internally developed software. At the Convergence 2008 auto show in Detroit, BMW campaigned for coordinated work among the automakers on the Open Source platform."

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