Wired: Linux Drives the Open Source Car

The major roadblock to the rapid adoption of technology in cars has always been vehicles’ long production cycles. But automakers are also guilty of hampering wide-scale innovation with their proprietary approach to infotainment systems and software, while dragging their feet on a collaborative, open source solution that would benefit consumers and car tech overall. That’s slowly starting to change, as automakers like Ford, GM, and BMW gradually open their APIs to outside developers. With the announcement of a new Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup (AGL), the free and open source software movement hopes to gain enough leverage to successfully topple traditional automotive infotainment silos.

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