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Linux Foundation Announces Keynotes and Program for Automotive Linux Summit Europe

By 2013-10-018月 22nd, 2017Press Release

Technology Leaders From Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, PSA Peugeot Citroen  and more discuss Linux and open source development in the car industry

SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 1, 2013 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the keynote speakers and program for The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Linux Summit to be held Oct. 24-25, 2013, in Edinburgh, UK. Now in its third year, the Automotive Linux Summit is the premier event covering Linux and open source technologies for infotainment (IVI), driver assistance, connected cars and more. 

The summit brings together innovative minds from the automotive and open source communities, including systems engineers, Linux experts, R&D managers, business executives, licensing and compliance specialists and community developers.

The Automotive Linux Summit will feature speakers from around the globe who are accelerating open source advancements in the auto industry. A Hacker Lounge will also showcase a car with a Tizen-based IVI system for developers to test code and try out new apps. Co-located with LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe, combined the events attract the largest gathering of its kind in the region. 

Automotive Linux Summit Keynote speakers include:  

  • Toyota Motor Corporation Executive Program Manager Kenichi Murata:  “Challenges to Develop IVI Software with Linux.”
  • Bosch’s Head of the Center of Competence for Open Source Software Dr. Maria Cristina Caldarola: “Dealing with Open Source in the Automotive Industry – How to Take Advantage of Opportunities By Minimizing Legal Risks.” 
  • PSA Peugeot Citroen’s General Manager and GENIVI Alliance President Philippe Gicquel: “GENIVI Drives Open Source Adoption for In-Vehicle Infotainment.”
  • GENIVI Alliance’s Vice President and Jaguar Land Rover Technical Specialist Matt Jones: “Prototype to Development: A Linux-Based In-Vehicle Infotainment System.” 
  • International Expert in 3D Data Collection & Navigation and Elektrobit Automotive’s Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak: “OpenStreetMap – New Ways? Integration of 3D Data and Possibilities of Automated Data Collection.”
  • Suntec Software’s Chief Operating Officer Eagle Wang: “Next Generation IVI Systems Design: A Blueprint for Car Makers & Tier 1 Suppliers.” 

Automotive Linux Summit sessions will cover a range of business and technology topics that feature the latest developments in Linux, IVI and connected car concepts.  Session highlights include: 

  • “What to Look for In An Open Source Solution for IVI,” Adam Abramski, Product Manager, Tizen IVI, Intel Corp. & Brett Branch, Tizen Automotive Product Marketing Engineer, Intel Corp. 
  • “Enhancing In-Car User Experience With Virtual Device Architecture, Using Non-Proprietary and Open Source Standards,” Tomasz Fidecki, Senior Business Developer, brightONE 
  • “The Mobile Conduit: Delivery of Advanced Automotive Services Through the Phone,” Jacek Serafinski, Senior Research Scientist, Co-Owner, Zylia Sp. z.o.o.
  • “SmartDeviceLink: A Standard for Smartphone Apps Integration,” Yuriy Shvalik, Luxoft, supports development for Ford Motor Co. 
  • “Xen on ARM – Virtualization for the Automotive Industry,” Stefano Stabellini, Principal Software Engineer, Citrix 

“Many in the car industry now recognize that open source and its collaborative development ethos offer the fastest path to innovation,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation. “Automotive Linux Summit will showcase how Linux and open development are providing automakers, suppliers and developers with a way to economically and efficiently not only keep up, but actually surpass consumer expectations regarding their cars.”

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About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon/CloudOpen, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at


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