Linux On Board
At the back of someone else's crowded booth at LinuxWorld, a British company quietly demonstrates a device that could make a lot of noise: the first commercial MP3 car-stereo-cum-computer.
Empeg of Near Wells, England, is showing the Empeg car stereo, capable of storing up to 480 hours of music in MP3 format, or about 7,000 singles.
Unlike the Diamond's controversial Rio player, the Empeg car stereo can also surf the Web, send email, and store dates and addresses. Naturally, it runs on Linux.
From: Smith, Graham - Computing Technician
[mailto:Graham.Smith at it-tallaght.ie]
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 12:26 PM
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] cars & linux (was several other topics)
Well thats all very well while its under warranty, but following that
I'd like to have the choice of who I trust my car to for repairs and
Its like your pc - ok some dont know how a pc works or
whats in the case, but they still have the option of taking a
Dell or Compaq etc to be repaired wherever they like and
not just specifically the original manufacturer.
Now if a certain redmond company was to make cars. . . .
Anyway on another note - I would be interested to know what
car manufacturers use Linux in their engine management systems
or other onboard devices etc.
From: Conor_D_Wynne at Dell.com [mailto:Conor_D_Wynne at Dell.com]
Sent: 17 December 2002 12:17
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: RE: [ILUG] Re: slackware (was: Esat ADSL)
Personally I'd buy a car like that, coz I have no clue as to what goes on
under the bonnet. Then if something does go wrong, its the manufacturers
fault and they can send me a new one ;--)
--> I've blown up three out of four motorbikes from being clueless about
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