Renault Samsung Motors Chooses QNX for High-end Car Infotainment System


News at a Glance...

  • New infotainment system now available in highly popular Renault Samsung SM7 sedans.
  • System offers a variety of services, including 3D navigation, traffic reports, engine-control monitoring, rear-seat entertainment, and support for digital multimedia broadcasts.
  • Leverages the QNX Neutrino RTOS to provide exceptional reliability.
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    OTTAWA, May 15, 2006 - QNX Software Systems, the global leader in operating systems and middleware for the in-car telematics and infotainment market, today announced that Renault Samsung Motors has chosen the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS for a new infotainment system in Renault Samsung Motors SM7 automobiles.

    Called the INS-700, the new system provides a variety of services, including telematics (3D navigation, traffic reports), car device control (air conditioning, car audio, gas mileage, engine control unit monitoring), reception of digital multimedia broadcasts (DMB), multimedia playback (MP3, WMA, video, etc.), and rear-seat entertainment. The INS-700 is available now in Korea.

    “The QNX Neutrino RTOS brings an exceptional level of reliability and performance to the INS-700 — the same qualities that have helped make Renault Samsung Motors the fastest-growing automaker in the Korean market,” said Joong-Hee Kim, Program Director at Renault Samsung Motors. “Moreover, QNX Software Systems proved to be as reliable as its technology, providing us with the excellent technical support we needed to deliver the INS-700 system on schedule.”

    “Renault Samsung Motors has taken the Korean market by storm, and we’re thrilled to see QNX technology deployed in the company’s highly popular SM7 models,” said Dan Dodge, QNX CEO. “From North America to Europe to the Pacific Rim, QNX has become the premier operating-system provider for in-car telematics and infotainment, and we’ve achieved that success by consistently providing our automotive customers with technology that is innovative, scalable, standards-based, and, above all, extremely reliable.”

    QNX and In-car Infotainment

    Over 140 car models worldwide use QNX software technology for an array of telematics and infotainment products — everything from hands-free cellphone kits to high-end multimedia and navigation systems. Besides providing the ultra-reliable QNX Neutrino RTOS, QNX Software Systems offers advanced 3D/2D graphics for navigation displays, instant-on technology for ultra-fast bootup times, embedded web browsers, multimedia frameworks, fault-tolerant file systems, and a variety of other technologies optimized for the automotive market.

    About Renault Samsung Motors

    Renault Samsung Motors was formed in 2000, when Renault acquired the Samsung Group's automobile division and became the first European automaker to establish operations in South Korea. Renault Samsung Motors now has the second-largest market share of mid-sized sedans in Korea, thanks to a rapidly expanding dealer network and a product line tailored to the South Korean market. Renault Samsung Motors boasts a number of assets, including a new product line, ultra-modern production facilities, and a cutting-edge R&D center.

    About QNX Software Systems

    QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX Momentics® development suite together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, 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.

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    QNX Software Systems
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