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BMW, GM, others choose MeeGo for in-car computers

07/23, 2:10pm

MeeGo to reach in-car entertainment systems

The nonprofit Linux Foundation on Friday said the GENIVI Alliance will go with the open-source MeeGo OS for its new In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system. The decision gives automakers like BMW, GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen the new mobile platform and makes Delphi, GM, Intel, Magneti-Marelli, Visteon, Wind River and others the suppliers. IVI includes apps in vehicles that can be used by everyone in the car, including navigation, media, location-based services, and access to the Internet as well as media players and phones

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Intel to buy Wind River in mobile push

06/04, 10:10am

Intel to Buy Wind River

Intel on Thursday said it would buy embedded software developer Wind River for $884 million in cash. The deal is mutual and is aimed directly at improving Intel's stance in the mobile space. As the purchaser, Intel expects to improve both its hardware and software in the field; it sees this as especially helpful for smartphones and mobile Internet devices but also anticipates Wind River helping anywhere embedded systems are useful, such as in-car media systems and set-top boxes.

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