I recently came across the 40fires.org project – a forum to develop energy-efficient cars using an open source approach.
While waiting for more information from them, I did some thinking about what parts of this kind of project would interest me or how OSGeo or other geospatial projects could help them out.
Perhaps someone out there has already though about Open Source navigation project using OSGeo tools. If so, I’d encourage you to contact them.
It’s also interesting to me to consider how embedded hardware could work in these vehicles. Imagine having an open API and open connectors to access data in the machine. Starts to sounds pretty interesting to me.