Canonical announced recently that is joining the GENIVI Alliance and that it will create a GENIVI-compliant Ubuntu IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment) Remix operating system based on the Ubuntu Core sub-set.Announced by Canonical a couple of days ago, Ubuntu IVI Remix will be an In-Vehicle Infotainment operating system, supporting Intel and ARM processors.
The work on the Ubuntu IVI Remix operating system for cars will start in a few weeks, around July or August, 2011. It will be based on the recently released Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) distribution.
Ubuntu IVI Remix will be introduced with the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system, due for release on October 13th, 2011, and it will be available to car makers in Q1 2012.
On the other hand, Ubuntu Core is a sub-set of Ubuntu technologies especially designed for the next-gen embedded devices where Internet connectivity is the key. With Ubuntu Core, manufacturers will be able to build an amazing experiences to non-PC-based technologies like in-vehicle infotainment systems, set-top boxes and digital devices for the home.
To learn more about Ubuntu Core and how to engage with it, if you are a supplier or OEM, please visit the official Ubuntu Core website. You can also download the Ubuntu Core datasheet, here.