"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
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