Daewoo selects QNX for in-car navigation system

SEOUL, September 9, 2003 - - QNX Software Systems today announced that Daewoo Precision Industries has selected the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS) as the foundation for its next generation of in-car navigation systems. A centerpiece in Daewoo's VisionJoy line of vehicle information systems, the navigation system is available today in Korea through Daewoo's network of automotive retailers.

The VisionJoy system is an integrated navigation and information unit that relies on the QNX Neutrino RTOS for its ultra-reliable operation. The system uses a touch screen interface and GPS-enabled communications to provide drivers with services such as traffic and congestion updates, automatic route selection, and detailed "turn-by-turn" voice directions.

To deliver quick command response times and superior performance, the VisionJoy system takes advantage of QNX Neutrino's proven realtime capabilities and modular, memory-protected design. A range of integrated QNX software modules, including the Photon microGUI®, graphics drivers, networking stacks, and a flash file manager, help deliver a seamless user experience.

"We're very pleased that Daewoo has selected QNX technology to deploy this and other in-car navigation products," said Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX Software Systems. "With our robust, automotive-grade OS technology and industry-leading development environment, we look forward to a continued and successful relationship with Daewoo."

About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, medical, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Ford, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Texaco depend on the QNX technology for their mission- and life-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.