Has the almost obscene lack of security in automobile software made you somewhat paranoid, even if you trust the Tesla autopilot? Has the fact that a mere attempt to access your cars software could land you in jail turned you completely off of buying a car less than 10 years old?
How would you feel about a version of Linux controlling some of the features of your car? That is exactly what the Linux Foundation is working on with the AGL project. The hardware used will include DragonBoard, Wandboard, and Raspberry Pi and automobile manufacturers joining the project include Ford, Subaru, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Nissan, and Jaguar Land Rover. So far the project only encompasses in-car entertainment but it does have the potential to grow beyond that. Check out the story on Linux.com for more.
"The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI)."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- The NVIDIA VR Fun House Experience @ [H]ard|OCP
- NVIDIA’s VR Funhouse Is A Skeet Shootin’, Mole Whackin’, Clown Paintin’, Physics Loaded Good Time @ Techgage
- The Screenshot Tool You Didn’t Know You Wanted: A Look At NVIDIA’s Ansel @ Techgage
- A Drone Photosphere is Worth 4000 Times Pi Words @ Hack a Day
- Nintendo Is Launching a New, Tiny NES For $60 With 30 Games @ Slashdot
- Microsoft: Only Microsoft Edge Will Play Netflix Content At 1080p On Your PC @ Slashdot
- Juniper's bug hunters fire out eight patches @ The Register
- Smartphones aren't tiny PCs, but that's how we use them in the West @ The Register
- Drupal Framework patches could fix flaw that exposed Panama Papers @ The Inquirer
- Tupperware vehemently denies any link to storage containerisation @ The Register
As much as I love
As much as I love the technology put forth to make self-driving vehicles a reality, it is also disturbing that as well as the software driving a vehicle, once these vehicles into the consumer market no doubt there will be backdoors and very malicious code that will infringe upon user privacy and likely security as well.
Don’t worry, eventually all
Don’t worry, eventually all automated vehicles will be controlled by the FHWA mothership and you will be taxed and charged accordingly for your desire to freely travel about the country.
I’ll be interested to see how
I’ll be interested to see how this compares with BlackBerry’s QNX offerings, especially since QNX already has an enormous market share.
hahaha, Jeremy really? “…I
hahaha, Jeremy really? “…I wanna ride it all night long”?
Really? You didn’t
Really? You didn't immediately have the song stuck in your head?
Some day love will find
Some day love will find you
Break those chains that bind you
…that’s what you get, Jeremy. lol