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DSDP: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

By Doug Gaff Following up on today’s announcement of milestones in three of the DSDP projects—eRCP 1.0, MTJ 0.7, and TM 1.0—I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on DSDP…how it started, where it is today, and where it’s heading. First, let me start with a timeline of project events. March 2005. Unofficially, the DSDP project got its start…

Microsoft versus Linux in Automotive Industry

By John Bruggeman Thanks to everyone for the feedback on my last blog “Linux and Automotive: Reaching a Tipping Point.” I’m really interested in this topic and all of the response I got inspired me to dive in a little deeper. Over the past several months, I’ve talked to a lot of people in the automotive industry. I asked them…

Linux and Automotive: Reaching a Tipping Point

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…

What shall I do with my iPod in the car?

By Peter Kleiner Recently I was at a congress in Germany about advances in electronics of the car (the congress was in German and there is no English web page yet - see http://www.elektronik-tagung.de/mic/elekTagung2006/deutsch/ ). There was a really interesting session about consumer devices and their emerging into the car. A standard mobile device that can be found in cars…