QNX Drives Home with 2010 Telematics Award


News at a Glance...

  • QNX CAR application platform wins in best telematics component category.

  • QNX-based systems from Audi and OnStar also drive home with top honors.

  • Winners chosen by independent experts from the automotive, mobile, and web industries

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    DETROIT — Telematics Detroit 2010 Conference — June 8, 2010 - QNX Software Systems, the global leader in operating systems and middleware for the automotive telematics and infotainment market, today announced that the QNX® CAR application platform has won a 2010 Telematics Award, in the Best Telematics Component category. Launched in 2009, QNX CAR provides automotive OEMs and tier one suppliers with a set of pre-assembled reference implementations that reduce the risk and cost of building in-car infotainment systems.

    Two popular automotive products that incorporate QNX technology also drove home with top honors. The Audi A8 MMI System with the Google Earth™ mapping service won in the Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product category, and the OnStar® system won in the Best Use of Telematics Technology in the Public Sector category. QNX Software Systems also clinched a finalist spot in the Industry Newcomer category, for its contributions to the ng Connect LTE Connected Car.

    The Telematics Awards recognize the most innovative people, products, and companies in the automotive telematics industry. Winners are chosen by an independent panel of experts from the automotive, mobile, and web industries.

    “QNX is delighted to receive these awards,” said Andrew Poliak, director of automotive business development at QNX Software Systems. “We’ve always been proud of the innovation that these projects represent, and to have them recognized by the automotive telematics community is incredibly gratifying.”

    QNX Software Systems and in-car infotainment
    QNX technology has been licensed for use in more than 17 million in-vehicle systems worldwide. Brands such as Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Infiniti, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen use QNX technology as the software foundation for their digital instrument clusters, handsfree systems, multimedia head units, connectivity modules, 3D navigation systems, or rear-seat entertainment products.

    About QNX Software Systems
    QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® Tool Suite, and QNX Aviage® middleware together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

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