By John Bruggeman
Linux has always been suspect when it comes to automotive applications.
The general belief was that safety-critical automotive applications required a deterministic, real-time operating system. Linux just didn’t cut it for telematics or under-the-hood applications. OEMs relied on proprietary OS companies for their solutions.
Now some of that belief is grounded in fact. Consequently, Linux adoption in automotive has moved at a snail’s pace.
But I believe moving forward, Linux adoption in the automotive industry will happen quickly, dramatically, and in ways we never expected.