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Rudolf Streif Cars and open source are turning out to be a good match, as automakers begin to move away from proprietary systems and incorporate Linux-based technologies into audio and entertainment systems. As director of embedded solutions at The Linux Foundation, Rudolf Streif is ready to help accelerate the trend. “A $2,000 integrated navigation system with Bluetooth hands-free is a tough sell when you can get the same and much more in a smartphone for a fraction of the price,” Streif told “The automotive industry is realizing that it has to catch up with the way consumer and communications industries are successfully leveraging Linux and open source for product development.”

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