QNX OS for Safety is a software solution that provides the reliable foundation necessary for building competitive automotive and mission-critical systems in a cost-effective and safe manner. QNX OS for Safety supports a wide-array of applications including, but not limited to:

  • Control systems in autonomous vehicles
  • ADAS systems
  • Digital and hybrid instrument clusters
  • High-speed train systems
  • Industrial automation
  • Energy generation
  • Medical robotic surgery

With the incorporation of functional safety standards certification, QNX OS for Safety is the first safety-certified product in QNX’s 7.0 product family. It builds on QNX SDP 7.0, the most advanced and secure embedded OS developed for use in all safety and mission critical applications. The QNX OS for Safety is certified to ISO 26262 at ASIL D and IEC 61508 SIL3 by TÜV Rheinland, an international leader in the sustained development of safety and quality.

  • Pre-certified to high SIL levels in ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 to reduce development, certification cost and risk
  • Freedom from interference mechanisms to enable and simplify the design of systems with a mix of safety and non-safety critical functions
  • Qualified C and C++ toolchain to ease the certification workload for customers
  • Fully API-compatible with standard QNX Neutrino RTOS to minimize ramp up time and allow code re-usage


  • Safety Certified
  • Freedom from Interference
  • Qualified Toolchains
  • API Compatibility


The QNX OS for Safety includes software and documentation, all pre-certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D and IEC 61508 SIL 3.