Carmakers Want Silicon Valley’s Tech Without Its Patent Wars

Dec 7, 2017 · 5 min read
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Bergelt’s group has signed up companies like Hyundai and Daimler AG, giving them free access to Linux so they can then build their own individual applications atop that for on-board systems that monitor traffic, play videos and perform other functions of a computer or smartphone. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

By Susan Decker and Ryan Beene

As automakers turn their vehicles into app-laden computers on wheels, there’s one habit they don’t want to acquire from Silicon Valley: fighting over patents in court.

Manufacturers from BMW AG to Hyundai Motor Co. to Ford Motor Co. are trying to learn from the smartphone wars, which cost technology…

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