“Toyota is joining The Linux Foundation as a Gold member to maximize its own investment in Linux while fostering open innovation throughout the automotive ecosystem”

The OS Battle ground has extended beyond Desktops, SmartPhones, Tablet and now among others its the Car. Consumers demand a better in vehicle experience with the merger of navigation, multimedia and IP services. The Linux Foundation hosts the MeeGo project incorporated by the GENIVI Alliance.

Linux gives us the flexibility and technology maturity we require to evolve our In-Vehicle-Infotainment and communications systems to address the expectations of our customers,” said Kenichi Murata, Project General Manager, Electronics Development Div. 1, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION. “The Linux Foundation provides us with a neutral forum in which we can collaborate with the world’s leading technology companies on open innovation that accelerates that evolution.

Source Linux Foundation