Photos: A look at the Linux OS that wants to get inside your car

The dashboard app has been designed to show everything from tyre pressure to how many miles the car can drive before a pit stop, as well as external data such as the local weather forecast.

The system will be fed data from the electronic control units found inside modern vehicles, which routinely monitor vehicle performance and handling, internal temperature and more. The Tizen IVI web runtime will interface with these in-vehicle units via plugins, which communicate with vehicle buses via the Automotive Message Broker.

Other bodies are working on open APIs to collect data from the in-vehicle electronic control units. The web standards body W3C is creating specifications for web APIs to access this in-vehicle data.

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