CeBIT 2009: Starting Shot for Linux in Automobiles

Mar 07, 2009

Thinking of buying a BMW, a Peugeot or a Citroen in the near future? If you are then the chances are pretty good that you'll be buying an automobile with a small Linux computer behind the middle console

Since 2006, BMW has been cooperating closely with Intel on an open source solution for multimedia devices in automobiles: the so-called In-Vehicle Infotainment. In his keynote speech at the 2009 CeBIT in Hanover, Graham Smethurst, General Manager for Infotainment and Communication Systems at BMW, officially introduced the automobile industry's new open source developer platform. Under the title "Genivi", the project's founding members; BMW, Delphi, General Motors Corp., Intel, Magneti Marelli, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Visteon Corp. and Wind River will work together to create a Linux-based infotainment software. More information can be found in our previous article.

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