QNX Offers Connected Home and In-Car Infotainment

  • Posted on: 9 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

The Car entertainment system has evolve over the years but at this week’s CE Show many demonstrations has shown that it is even going further – to what they called a connected Car. As in the connected home the connected Car will offer a new connected experience for car owners. QNX one of the companies behind these technologies has collaborated with leading car manufacturers (BMW, Audi and Toyota) to offer a new connected in-car infotainment solution.

QNX has partnered with BMW to create the BMW ConnectedDrive, a system designed to enable drivers to enjoy increased connectivity while remaining focused on the road.  A demonstration using the BMW Z4 Roadster, shows how drivers can listen to emails from Bluetooth-connected phones while driving.  BMW ConnectedDrive is also the only in-car system that can display calendar entries, text messages, call and contact lists, and memos from compatible Bluetooth phones.

Toyota selected QNX CAR Application Platform for its new New Entune Multimedia System. The Entune Multimedia System uses the driver’s mobile phone to create a rich, in-vehicle experience that delivers integrated navigation, entertainment, and information services. It also provides conversational voice recognition and in-vehicle controls that allow the customer to take advantage of these services without having to touch their mobile phone.

Audi used the QNX Neutrino RTOS in the Audi A8’s 3G MMI infotainment system to feature the first in-car system to deliver 3D navigation powered by Google Earth.

In the Alcatel-Lucent booth they featured the LTE Connected Car using the Toyota Prius and the QNX CAR Application Platform, they demonstrated how Long Term Evolution 4G networks can bring reliable crowd sourcing, video-on-demand, Internet radio, and other wireless broadband services to the automobile.

Using a QNX-powered touch screen iControl demonstrated how home security providers and broadband service companies can allow homeowners to see and control their homes security and energy systems, via the Internet and mobile devices.