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Local Motors: Cars Should be Open Source Hardware

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There are several open source initiatives already underway to enable open source software in cars, including the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux group. But so far those projects have been mostly focused on the in-vehicle infotainment centers, which provide the user interface for the car and its entertainment system but not to the car's internal systems. That's not enough to fully transform the industry, Rogers said.

“You need to know how to hack the hardware in the car, because that's what defines how you can drive it and how you can run it.”

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