Increasingly, consumers expect an in-vehicle experience that mirrors the personalized and seamless connected experience they have in their home or office. Automakers are tasked with creating this user experience while ensuring that critical systems are safe, secure and reliable.
The QNX Platform for Digital Cockpits, designed to help automakers meet this demand, delivers a complete cockpit software solution built on proven digital instrument cluster, infotainment and hypervisor technologies. Additionally, to support Android for infotainment, the platform is architected to run Android in a guest virtual machine (VM). This architecture enables support for Google Automotive Services as well as any Android applications that automakers wish to include in their production systems. To mitigate potential Android vulnerabilities, security measures have been implemented to prevent the direct exchange of data between Android and critical systems and networks such as the Controller Area Network (CAN).
QNX Platform for Digital Cockpits introduces a set of shared device frameworks based on industry-standard VirtIO. These new frameworks provide a straightforward, efficient, and extensible mechanism for sharing physical hardware devices between guests. For example, graphics, video, audio, input/touch can readily be shared between QNX and Android operating systems on the platform, providing the performance benefits of device para-virtualization.
The QNX Platform for Digital Cockpits is based on new and existing components:
The QNX Platform for Digital Cockpits provides the essential building blocks for configuring any number of cockpit architectures and implementations. The following image depicts one example of a reference implementation supported by the product.
BlackBerry QNX has an extensive automotive ecosystem. The list below depicts vendors we are currently working with. Please contact your local QNX representative for enquiries about other vendors.
BlackBerry QNX has a dedicated team of engineers that specialize in automotive cockpit solution stacks to address customers’ development challenges. To further extend our services capabilities to support Android, BlackBerry QNX has partnered with Tata Elxsi, a leader in automotive services spanning almost 30 years. Together, QNX and Tata Elxsi provide dedicated support for meeting customer requirements. From porting to a different hardware platform, integrating a new speech engine or UI technology, helping to meet system KPIs, and supporting Android updates, our services teams become an extension of the customer’s development team, focused on meeting production deadlines on time, and on spec.
Product BriefQNX Platform for Digital Cockpits
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