AutoGuide: Automakers Betting on Linux for Future Infotainment Systems

Automakers are seeing how people use their hands and voices to interact with their smart phones, and applying similar interfaces to their infotainment systems.

That’s why many automakers are starting to bet on Linux. Linux is a robust and versatile computer operating system, which is used in popular mobile devices (seen at the right) like those powered by Android. Additionally, it’s open-source, which means that anyone can take Linux and adapt it for their needs, without having to pay license fees. Now, Linux just earned its driver’s license, and will be coming to a car’s infotainment system soon.