International CES (North Hall, Booth 536) - QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, and Qualcomm Incorporated, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced that the companies will implement support for the high-performance video and graphics capabilities of Snapdragon™ Automotive Solutions in the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment, a comprehensive, standards-based solution for building connected infotainment systems.
This is the first automotive implementation of the complete Snapdragon Automotive Solutions and it will be demonstrated in the QNX® reference vehicle, a specially modified Jeep Wrangler, at the 2014 International CES, January 7-10, Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Booth 536.
Snapdragon Automotive Solutions include the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 602A applications processor with support for high-resolution, sophisticated graphics and HMIs, facial, gesture and voice recognition, high-quality audio processing and image stitching, and multiple HD displays and cameras. Qualcomm Gobi™ 3G/4G LTE modems bring industry standard multimode cellular connectivity, and Qualcomm VIVE adds leading edge in-car Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity. The powerful combination enables the next generation of connected infotainment experiences from complex user applications to enhanced 3D navigation to rear-seat 3D gaming. In the QNX reference vehicle at CES, the Snapdragon Automotive Solutions will power a digital instrument cluster and a multimedia head unit based on the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment; the head unit applications include advanced 3D maps, natural speech recognition, geolocation, over-the-air (OTA) software updates, and cloud-based vehicle data analytics.
“With Qualcomm Technologies’ expertise in mobile communications and applications processors, and QNX Software Systems’ broad support for mobile application environments, including Android, OpenGL ES, and HTML5, we can help automotive OEMs implement a rich variety of apps from the mobile space across their model lines offering their end-customers a revolution in connected infotainment features and experiences,” said Nakul Duggal, Vice President of Product Management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
“We’re excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies on their entry into the automotive infotainment market,” said Derek Kuhn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, QNX Software Systems. “With its high degree of integration, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 602A processor can help automotive companies realize significant cost savings, as well as leverage the rich graphics and HMI capabilities of the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment.”
QNX Software Systems has licensed its software technology for use in tens of millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, including 3D navigation systems, multimedia head units, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, and hands-free systems. The company’s QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment offers a unique set of pre-integrated technologies to help reduce development efforts and speed time to market for connected, media-rich infotainment systems. The platform is also highly flexible, providing customers with support for a rich choice of application environments, smartphone platforms, user interface technologies, and connectivity standards.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Limited (qnx.com), a subsidiary of BlackBerry® Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), is a leading vendor of operating systems, automotive software, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for vehicle infotainment units, network routers, medical devices, industrial automation systems, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Qualcomm Incorporated (qualcomm.com) is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other.
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