LinuxDevices.com: Linux and Telematics: Building a Passenger Heatstroke Warning

“Our application uses the EarthLink SPARK kit as the
basis for a heatstroke detection and warning system. We connect a
motion sensor and a temperature sensor to the SPARK in-vehicle
device inputs and produce a software application designed to
monitor the sensors and take action if the vehicle becomes hot
enough to put the occupants at risk.

Developing applications for the SPARK in-vehicle µClinux
platform is similar to developing applications for desktop Linux
systems. The kernel and libraries of the in-vehicle device are a
subset of the typical full Linux system. The overall process is
similar, using familiar tools like GNU make and the GNU


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