2014: The year of the Linux car?

When you think about Linux, you probably think about servers, desktops, and Android smartphones and tablets. What you almost certainly don’t think about is cars, but Linux is already running under the hood of many cars, and it may play a much larger role soon, too. auto-linuxSay hello to Linux running under the hood of your car.

That was the message Matt Jones brought to the Linux Foundation’s Linux Collaboration Summit in San Francisco, California. Jones is a senior technical specialist for Jaguar Land Rover infotainment systems and VP of a non-profit automotive industry group driving adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open-source development platform, GenIVI Alliance.

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