Tesla's Model S relies on Linux

Tesla Model S Relies On Linux

Electric cars introduce a complete fundamental paradigm shift not only with their electric drivetrain but also with software management. This is where the Open Source movement can have the most positive effect.

Linux, For Serious Systems. Linux, and other Unix systems power the world of the Internet. Routers, data centers mostly operate using either operating systems, OS. Since they were written with robustness in mind and with a kernel, the brain of the OS is removed from direct contact with other sub-systems. So is it any wonder that Tesla Motors chose Linux to power, or should we say manage its Model S?

Linux And The Model S. In a recent interview on PCWorld, Tesla Motors’ CTO, JB Straubel talks about the operating system’s role within the Model S. Sporting a gorgeous 17 “ display panel, the Model S also uses serious graphic muscles to power this display with no less than 2 NVIDIA GeForce GPU Tegra processors. See our Tesla Model S Promises Unsurpassed Visual User Experience, for more information.

Tesla is seriously pushing how an electric car should feel and behave like. With usability, technology and infotainment in mind, these features were key design points from the very beginning.

Batteries are still at the top of the list as far as the technical area that takes center stage for electric cars. Next is software and management, which is obviously very critical. Software management gives an electric car its smooth feel, fast accelerator pedal response and longer battery range. High torque is managed by the controller, which is also itself managed by software.


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Which, folks, is why Tesla cars don't randomly light themselves on fire. :)
Ooooh, that is harsh! But very funny. Viva la Linux, y Unix, y Haiku!