QNX and NVIDIA to showcase advanced infotainment system featuring live Google Earth navigation at SAE Convergence 2012
DETROIT, MICHIGAN–(Marketwire – Oct. 16, 2012) – SAE Convergence 2012 (booths 815, 809) – QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car infotainment and telematics systems, today announced that it is working with NVIDIA to bring advanced infotainment solutions to the automotive market. As part of this initiative, the companies will integrate support for the NVIDIA® Tegra® processor into the QNX CAR™ 2 application platform.
The Tegra processor is a system-on-a-chip that incorporates a quad-core ARM CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce® GPU, and dedicated audio, video, and image processors. At the size of a thumbnail, this highly energy-efficient processor enables vibrant 3D graphics, smooth video playback, and advanced audio processing, while placing fewer demands on vehicle electrical systems.
“QNX Software Systems and NVIDIA have a proven track record of delivering on production programs for Audi, a recognized innovator in automotive infotainment, and we’re excited to add support for Tegra to the latest generation of our automotive platform,” said Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances, QNX Software Systems.
The QNX CAR 2 application platform is a pre-integrated software stack designed to reduce the time and effort of creating highly sophisticated and personalizeable in-car infotainment systems. The platform, which won a Best of CES 2012 award, is now being evaluated by select automakers and tier one automotive suppliers for use in next-generation infotainment systems.
“Working together, QNX Software Systems and NVIDIA are ideally positioned to deliver breakthrough user experiences that exceed consumer expectations,” said Taner Ozcelik, general manager, automotive business unit, NVIDIA.
QNX Software Systems has licensed its software technology for use in millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, including digital instrument clusters, hands-free systems, multimedia head units, connectivity modules, and 3D navigation systems.
QNX and NVIDIA Technologies in Audi A6 at SAE Convergence
This week at SAE Convergence, NVIDIA will demonstrate the acclaimed Audi A6, equipped with an infotainment system powered by technology from QNX Software Systems and NVIDIA. The system delivers vibrant graphics, including 3D navigation with Google Maps™ and live Google Earth™ integration, as well as natural voice recognition.
For more information on QNX Software Systems’ activities at SAE Convergence, visit http://www.qnx.com/news/events/convergence/index.html.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, 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 Limited is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com and http://www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems, and follow @QNX_News on Twitter. For more information on the company’s automotive work, visit http://qnxauto.blogspot.com and follow @QNX_Auto.
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