Automotive Linux Reaches Tipping Point

Over on the WindRiver blog is an interesting post about Linux reaching the tipping point with automotive applications. John Bruggeman, who wrote the article, stated that Linux adoption in automotive has moved at a snail’s pace. However, he believes going forward, Linux adoption “will happen quickly, dramatically, and in ways we never expected.”

John thinks Linux is at a tipping point:

  • The automobile industry is hungry for a new business model
  • The auto industry now needs a business model that looks more like the consumer electronics industry
  • The new model has come in the form of car infotainment
  • Infotainment isn’t limited to luxury cars — it’s moving down to mid and low-end cars
  • Linux is also creeping into driver assist applications

You can read John’s post here.

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