Automotive Linux Leaves Microsoft and Blackberry QNX in the Dust

“The auto industry prefers OS platforms in which it can control direction and features,” according to IHS. “Such control is not possible in proprietary OS platforms.”

This newfound control is allowing automakers to innovate at new levels and has helped fuel the Motor Trend Magazine’s car of the year for two years running. Both the Cadillac CTS sedan (2014 Motor Trend car of the year) and the all-electric Tesla Model S (won in 2013) run Linux.