Linux Fuels Automotive Innovation: Call for Automotive Linux Summit Speakers

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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.

Automotive-linux-summitThe Linux Foundation continues to lead this charge, hosting our third Automotive Linux Summit this fall. The 3rd Annual Automotive Linux Summit, to be held Oct. 24-25, 2013, in Edinburgh, UK, will join the most innovative minds from the automotive industry and open source communities. It is the premier event covering technologies around Linux and open source for in-vehicle and infrastructure systems for infotainment, driver assistance, connected cars and more.

Whether you are an authority on vehicle communication buses at an automotive company, a software developer working on mobile applications, a university researcher exploring user interfaces, an open source compliance and licensing specialist, or a generalist involved in Linux and open source, I personally invite you to submit your speaking proposal.

Suggested topics for The Automotive Summit include:

* Linux on in-vehicle systems such as head-units and instrument clusters

* Linux for mission-critical applications

* User interfaces and graphics

* Driver assistance such as night vision, surround view, and augmented reality

* Virtualization

* Car and cloud

* Automotive grade Linux (long-term support, robustness, self-healing)

* Over-the-air delivery of software updates and content

* Legal issues, compliance and licensing

* Intelligent infrastructure such as roadway instrumentation.

Be among the exclusive group of internationally recognized expert speakers and take advantage of this excellent forum for presenting your work to many of the most inventive automotive and open source professionals. We also welcome great ideas for engaging panel discussions, as well as workshops taught by preeminent practitioners.

For more information and to submit your speaking proposal visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/automotive-linux-summit-fall/program/cfp.

But hurry, the call for proposals ends on July 31.