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Celebrating the Marriage of Automotive and Consumer Electronics at CES

With an average number of 315 weddings per day, Las Vegas definitely takes a top spot on the list of locations for forging bonds. Ever since Ford CEO Alan Mulally's keynote at CES 2010 the automotive industry has come back to Sin City in early January for dates with consumer technologies. CES 2014 was no different except maybe that this time cars have taken center stage at the annual event. One could claim that the two industries have finally exchanged rings.

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8 Innovative Linux-Based Products Demoed at CES

Once again the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week turned into the Mecca of electronic and mobile technology drawing over 150,000 pilgrims looking to experience the latest and greatest what the industry has to offer. If you look behind the scenes of the many gadgets shown you can spot Linux and open-source software almost everywhere.

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Opening Up To 3D Mapping: Collaborative, Crowdsourced Approach to Map Data Gaining Speed

Finding your way in the urban jungle of a sprawling city is probably one of the most challenging tasks a motorist has to tackle. The days of folded paper maps may long be over, but electronic maps and automated navigation systems have yet to satisfy the modern navigator's wishlist.

* What does 3456 Main St. actually look like?

* Where is the nearest parking to the entrance?

* Is it available and what is the cost?

* What other parking options do I have?

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Linux Fuels Automotive Innovation: Call for Automotive Linux Summit Speakers

After General Motors introduced the first-of-its-kind Cadillac User Experience (CUE) technology, now standard in the XTS and SRX, Toyota debuted a Linux-based, in-vehicle infotainment system in the new 2014 Lexus IS. This marks only the beginning of a major shift unfolding within the automotive industry, moving from a closed ecosystem with proprietary technology to an open innovation and collaboration environment.

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Experience the Next Automotive Revolution

There are many significant milestones marking the path of automotive history from the early beginnings in the 19th Century to the era of modern transportation technology today. However, there are only a few revolutions that caused a paradigm shift within the entire industry.

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Five ways to rev up Linux for the car industry

Linux is already being adopted by an increasing number of car makers such as GM and Jaguar predominantly for in-vehicle infotainment systems.
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The Embedded and Mobile Linux Trends Shaping 2012

We’re preparing for our weeklong extravaganza of mobile and embedded development next week. Android Builders Summit kicks off Monday and ELC follows on Wednesday, taking place February 15-17, 2012. For the really hard-core, we’ve even lined up some hands-on mobile and embedded Linux training courses over the weekend.

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Get Your Embedded Linux On: Join Me at Yocto Project Developer Day

Building an embedded Linux distribution can be a daunting task. From the Board Support Package (BSP) to Kernel configuration, root file system setup and the selection many additional software package there are many choices to make and taking the wrong turn can easily lead to a dead end and many hours of wasted time.

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First-Ever Automotive Linux Summit: Two Communities Become One


Nearly 125 years ago, German inventor Karl Benz introduced his Patentmotorwagen Number 1, the world's first automobile designed to be propelled by a motor. Twenty years ago, Finnish computer science student Linus Torvalds posted on the Internet...Ok, ok, you know the rest.

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