Toyota Motor Corp.

on Wednesday said the infotainment system of its revamped Camry sedan to be sold in the U.S. will run on a Linux-based, open-source technology platform as it tries to keep up with tech firms in developing software for cars.

With the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) system in a mainstay model, Toyota aims to have the flexibility to customize its software, while it would also keep user data that could otherwise be captured by CarPlay from Apple Inc or Android Auto from Google -- applications that enable users to access smartphone data through vehicle infotainment systems.

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Toyota Shuns Apple And Google By Moving To Open Source Infotainment Systems

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