Ubuntu, thanks to Debian base, is jack of all trades. You may not be aware that there is a version of Ubuntu which is created specifically to run in your cars. It competes with Microsoft's own offering in the car system. Linux is already quite strong in the embedded spcae, which is the same category car infotainment aka In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) falls in.
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu recently announced the latest version of its Ubuntu In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Remix .
Lars Anderson writes, "This release contains a number of updates and bugfixes from the previous Beta 1 release, as well as a targeted kernel from the Ubuntu kernel tree. It is now fully in sync with the standard Ubuntu desktop and server releases, allowing developers to use the same libraries and tools for development on the desktop and deployment in an IVI system. Disk footprint and boot times continue to be improved, with a footprint of 508MB on target hardware and boot times twice as fast as the Beta 1 release."
How would you feel if you find Ubuntu managing the show in your car!