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The Automotive Linux Summit is held every year in Tokyo  (Photo: The Linux Foundation)

Engineers will gather in Tokyo July 13-14 for the annual Automotive Linux Summit, a conference where auto-industry stakeholders discuss the adoption of an open-source Linux-based platform for in-vehicle infotainment.

The two-day summit brings together automotive systems engineers, Linux experts, developers and other players.

The conference program includes addresses by executives from automakers Ford Motor and Toyota and supplier Denso. IT companies such as Fujitsu, LG Electronics, Panasonic and Pivotal also will present their views on the future of various embedded technologies.

Topics on the agenda include a look at functional safety in automotive grade linux, the role of ethernet in the car and various approaches to dealing with automotive cyber security issues.

More information on the conference is at: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/automotive-linux-summit