Reconfirming its position as the leading provider of operating systems and middleware for the automotive infotainment market, QNX Software Systems today announced that its technology has been licensed for more than 17 million in-vehicle systems worldwide — an increase of 130 percent since 2008.
Today, more than 200 vehicle models ship with QNX-based infotainment and telematics systems. Brands such as Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Infiniti, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen now use QNX® technology as the software foundation for their digital instrument clusters, handsfree systems, multimedia head units, connectivity modules, 3D navigation systems, or rear-seat entertainment products.
To achieve its dramatic growth in the automotive market, QNX Software Systems has implemented a multi-pronged strategy that blends production-proven software, a broad partner ecosystem, and a professional services group dedicated to helping customers reduce Bill of Material costs and meet or exceed start-of-production (SOP) commitments.
These initiatives include the QNX CAR application platform, which accelerates time-to-market through pre-integrated reference implementations and an innovative business model. Launched in 2009, the platform has attracted more than 60 industry participants, including 17 automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and 26 automotive suppliers.
The QNX CAR application platform is already being used in automotive production programs for 2011 model year vehicles. It also provides the software foundation for the LTE Connected Car from ng Connect, a concept vehicle that demonstrates how Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G networks will bring cloud-based navigation and speech recognition, video-on-demand, Internet radio, and other wireless broadband services to the automobile.
“Infotainment has become the prime market differentiator in the automotive industry, and QNX has fine-tuned its software platform, its business model, and its professional services to help automotive customers deliver infotainment systems with the least risk, least cost, and in the least time possible,” said Andrew Poliak, director of automotive business development at QNX Software Systems. “We do the heavy lifting so that our customers can create systems that are innovative and distinctive, yet on time and on budget.”
Visit the QNX CAR portal
For more information on the QNX CAR application platform, including videos, product briefs, FAQs, and whitepapers, visit http://www.qnx.com/qnx_car_portal.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE:HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® Tool Suite, and QNX Aviage® middleware together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com .