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Linux vendor touts infotainment stack

Nov 7, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

A Wind River white paper argues that Linux is well positioned to succeed in the uniquely challenging market for automotive infotainment. The paper suggests that only a mature, flexible, open-source operating system like Linux can address the “hugely divergent” life cycles of cars and consumer electronics.

Written by Paul Tu, a Wind River product line manager, “Road-Tripping With Linux” was published in LinuxInsider. It discusses Linux's multimedia prowess, the differing product lifecycles of cars and consumer electronics, and Linux's API and I/O flexibility. The piece also lightly promotes Wind River Linux Platform for Infotainment, a joint development effort with Intel. The paper is here.

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