The future of connected navigation is arriving at CES in Las Vegas where EB will showcase its navigation software integrated in the QNX reference vehicle and in the latest QNX technology concept car
-- QNX Partner News Release --
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 Continuing their ongoing partnership with QNX Software Systems Limited to provide in-vehicle navigation features for automotive infotainment systems, Elektrobit (EB) today announced the integration of EB street director into the QNX CAR application platform 2.0, a set of pre-integrated and optimized technologies used to develop advanced infotainment systems for the connected car.
A version of EBs connected embedded navigation solution, EB street director will be demonstrated at the EB Booth #3220, North Hall and the QNX Booth #1837, North Hall.
EBs flexible and scalable navigation software solution, EB street director allows carmakers to easily integrate online content such as traffic information and dynamic points of interest (POIs). It comes with a 3D map display, green routing options and an interface to provide map data for an e-horizon.
Built on a single core, EB street director is the perfect base with which to conceive scalable navigation systems for different carlines and models. Equipped with an extensive feature set, including Living Maps, EBs latest 3D map engine, integrated interfaces for connected solutions that allow consumers to gather location-based services and information via navigation with minimized driver distraction, and an e-horizon that provides map data for advanced driver-assistance functions.
We are proud to present our connected embedded navigation in the QNX® technology concept car at CES, said Markus Schupfner, vice president for Infotainment Solutions at EB. The connected car is a key investment area for EB and we continue to strengthen our industry leadership position in automotive software. Navigation systems are essential nowadays in modern street traffic. But this is just the beginning.
Information about the driving environment and the suggested route provided by map material today could also provide valuable hints for driving behavior. With a detailed knowledge of the characteristics of the route, such as uphill and downhill slopes, speed limits or no passing zones, a wide variety of additional luxury features can be implemented even in low-end vehicles. This means, the market perspectives for EB are excellent, and we will continue investing and growing in this area.
EB street director is already shipping in the standard and premium navigation systems of Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Volkswagen and additional models.
"Our automotive customers are demanding highly sophisticated infotainment solutions, and they need them in shorter and shorter timeframes," said Derek Kuhn, vice president of Marketing and Sales, QNX Software Systems. "Teaming with innovative partners that offer road-proven technology is a critical part of our strategy, which is one reason why were excited to work with Elektrobit and to showcase their 3D navigation software in our latest technology concept car.
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