Open-Source Software In Connected Vehicles: Pros And Cons

Law360 (September 25, 2018, 2:21 PM EDT) -- Automobiles are becoming part of the internet of things. “Connected” technologies now power onboard telematics and infotainment systems, and increasingly are deployed for driver assistance and to enhance the safe operation of autonomous vehicles.

These “intelligent” vehicles rely on an ecosystem of proprietary and third-party components to gather, analyze and then react to data from both inside and outside the vehicle. In some cases, automakers and their suppliers are eschewing the development of proprietary solutions and turning to pre-existing building blocks such as open-source software, or OSS, to reduce costs, accelerate development and enhance the interoperability of connected technologies and applications....

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