Platforms – Software

There are a few video interview excerpts from various key players (Intel, QNX Software Systems, Windriver, and Panasonic) about the growing excitement on next generation infotainment systems inside vehicles.

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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 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 If you liked the U-2010 video, this is your poison too.


  1. heise online, “Wind River und Intel kooperieren: Open Source für den Automobilsektor”, May 22. 2008,–/meldung/108268/from/rss09
  2., “Homepage”, May 22. 2008,
  3., “What if…”, May 22. 2008,
  4., “In-Vehicle Infotainment Community – Community Roadmap”, May 22. 2008,