MeeGo is an open source platform hosted by The Linux Foundation that merges Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo projects to enable computing device types such as smartphones, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and IVI systems. GENIVI is a nonprofit industry alliance with founding members BMW Group, Delphi, GM, Intel, Magneti-Marelli, PSA, Visteon and Wind River.
IVI is a rapidly growing and evolving field that encompasses the digital applications that can be used by all occupants of a vehicle, including navigation, entertainment, location-based services, and connectivity to devices, car networks and broadband networks. MeeGo will provide the base for the upcoming GENIVI Apollo release that will be used by members to reduce time to market and the cost of IVI development. MeeGo's platform contains a Linux base, middleware, and an interface layer that powers these rich applications.
"We selected MeeGo as the open source basis for our platform because it is technically innovative and can provide the cross architecture build support we require for our references," said Graham Smethurst, President of GENIVI. "Working with MeeGo we expect to establish a solution that effectively merges IVI needs with those of the other MeeGo target device categories."
An initial release of the MeeGo platform is available at http://www.meego.com/downloads.