QNX Software Systems Ltd is released by BlackBerry leading provider of operating systems, middleware, development tools and professional services for integrated systems.
Audi, Siemens, General Electric, Cisco and Lockheed Martin use QNX technology for their on-board systems, medical device, industrial automation, router and more.
QNX announced at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas, the last January 5th, that its software is currently used in infotainment systems (board systems for information and driver assistance) on more than 50 million vehicles, which corresponds to a market share of over 50%. We are talking about more than 40 automotive companies like Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota e Volkswagen.
QNX Software System offers several products and services as the new operative system QNX for the automotive safety based on the Company experience in management applications of digital dashboards and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS).
Andrew Poliak, director of global business development of QNX Software Systems Ltd, said:
The automotive industry is constantly evolving, but as always, our priority is to provide platforms that have the performance, reliability, and flexibility that customers need to develop compelling, differentiated products. Powering more than 50 million vehicles is a huge milestone, and we are honored that, for almost 15 years, the world’s leading automakers and automotive tier one suppliers have put their trust in QNX.
In particular it was given a demonstration of the QNX potentiality on a Maserati Quattroporte GRS and a Jeep Wrangler. On these vehicles were installed several high-tech solutions: sensors, cameras, navigation tools, cloud-based services, voice interfaces, software acoustic etc.., all focused on improving the driving experience and the safety (for example about the possibility of being warned of probable collisions).
The new QNX operative system is capable of elaborating and organizing information coming from the different items installed on board in order to improve the safety of the trip, ad for instance:
- Digital instruments for assistance against collisions, for the speed (suggested speed and speed limits to better take a bend) and parking assistance;
- Displays which allow driver to control direction and distance of the objects on the four sides of the vehicle without turn away from the road;
- Panoramic rearview display able to offer a complete view of the scene behind and to the sides of the car, plus the ability to receive alerts when other vehicles or objects are approaching the blind zones of the car;
- System of voice command and control through natural language processing (for instance, if you say its too cold here the system will respond by increasing the temperature in the passenger compartment);
- Control of a number of options (such as navigation and multimedia activities) directly from a display located on the rear seats;
- A system that never allows you to drive out of reach of your favorite radio station.
Just to name a few.
As regards Blackberry, to the QNX stand it was given demonstration focused on remote navigation of vehicle data (log, error analysis, software problem solving and performance optimization) and focused on an application that allows you to control vehicle functionality directly from your smartphone.
In addition the same Blackberry gave proof of an interface to track the position – saving the routes taken – of thousands of containers for trucks.
Translated by Federica Izzo