Today the Telematics Detroit 2008 ended and Intel and Wind River announced to slap together a hard-/ softwareplattform for in-car usage and publish it at Moblin.org. Sporting an Intel Atom processor and a software package for all your multimedia needs. It is not another car multimedia PC, but claims to be integrated with CAN and MOST bus systems.

Could this be a common ground for all us Linux developers out there who want to provide automotive software for a fully specified platform? This could partially be decided by the community at Moblin.

Be sure to check out the Moblin promotional video over at http://www.moblin.org/ItsYourMoveNext_video.php. If you liked the U-2010 video, this is your poison too.

Links:

  1. heise online, “Wind River und Intel kooperieren: Open Source für den Automobilsektor”, May 22. 2008, http://www.heise.de/newsticker/Wind-River-und-Intel-kooperieren-Open-Source-fuer-den-Automobilsektor–/meldung/108268/from/rss09
  2. Moblin.org, “Homepage”, May 22. 2008, http://www.moblin.org
  3. Moblin.org, “What if…”, May 22. 2008, http://www.moblin.org/ItsYourMoveNext_video.php
  4. Moblin.org, “In-Vehicle Infotainment Community – Community Roadmap”, May 22. 2008, http://www.moblin.org/community/ivi/community_roadmap.php
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