QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment

Powering the best-in-class infotainment systems

Product Brief

Automotive-grade Reliability

The QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment is a proven, full-featured software stack designed to help automotive manufacturers build graphically-rich, connected infotainment systems that incorporate leading automotive technologies.

With the QNX Neutrino RTOS providing a secure, reliable foundation, the platform incorporates a collection of QNX middleware technology to manage multimedia, web apps, speech integration, smartphone connectivity, , Bluetooth and acoustics processing for hands-free calls. Best of breed third-party apps and third-party offerings for navigation, voice recognition and natural language understanding (NLU) round out the features. The platform is supported on all major automotive-grade hardware and is built with a modular and extensible architecture. This modularity facilitates any customizations required for adding new features and substituting third-party technologies to satisfy geographical preferences.

Reduced Development Effort and Time-to-market, from Years to Months

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Accelerated Development Cycle

The QNX CAR Platform has evolved to keep pace with leading advancements in infotainment, including 3D navigation integration, various speech and natural language offerings, smartphone connectivity protocols, and best-in-class in-cabin acoustics. The platform offers a turnkey solution that significantly reduces development effort and is designed to solve challenging integration issues, such as fast boot, last mode settings, and audio management.

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Simplified Customization

Due to its highly flexible and modular architecture, the QNX CAR Platform can be easily adapted to integrate additional features and third party technologies.. For example, developers can easily substitute navigation or speech technologies to satisfy regional preferences, as well as integrate legacy code into the platform.

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Flexible Deployment Options

Choose the licensing option that fits your needs. Opt-in to license the entire QNX CAR Platform solution stack or choose individual components for integration into existing customer platforms.

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Reduced Production Risks

The QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment and underlying components, including the QNX OS, multimedia suite, and acoustics technologies, have shipped in millions of vehicles worldwide with over 45 OEMS in hundreds of production programs.

With a 100% success rate in meeting OEM start-of-production deadlines, it’s no surprise automakers that have tried their hand at building open source-based infotainment systems are returning to use BlackBerry QNX software. BlackBerry QNX offers rock-solid reliability and security in infotainment products that is second to none.

Technology

Components

The QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment is available to tier ones and automotive OEMs building prototypes, demos, proofs-of-concept, or products, as a yearly subscription. This program approach gives companies access to all the pieces in the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment as well as the most up-to-date technology on an ongoing basis. The platform incorporates infotainment-specific platform services along with QNX middleware technology:

  • QNX Multimedia Suite
  • QNX Web Browser (based on Blink)
  • QNX Acoustic Management Platform
  • QNX Speech Framework
  • QNX SDK for Smartphone Connectivity with Apple CarPlay
    • and Android Auto plugins
  • QNX SDK for Automotive Bluetooth Connectivity with
    • integrated dual mode Bluetooth 5.0 stack
  • BlackBerry OTA Platform for over-the-air software updates

Software Ecosystem

BlackBerry QNX has an extensive automotive ecosystem, with vendors that include:

  • Speech recognition: Nuance, and open source options for cloud and embedded
  • Natural language: QNX, Nuance, and open source options for cloud and embedded
  • TTS: open source cloud and embedded options
  • Navigation: HERE
  • Bluetooth: Mindtree
  • Smartphone connectivity: Apple, Google, and others
  • HMI: The Qt Company

Please contact your BlackBerry QNX representative for enquiries about other vendors.

Hardware Ecosystem

QNX CAR Platform reference target images are built for ARM and x-86 architectures on hardware available from the following vendors:

  • Intel
  • NXP
  • Qualcomm
  • Renesas
  • Texas Instruments

Several Bluetooth and Wi-Fi automotive grade chipsets are available, including ones from Qualcomm, Marvell, Broadcom, and Texas Instruments.

Automotive Services

BlackBerry QNX has a dedicated team of engineers that specialize in automotive cockpit solution stacks to address your development challenges. Whether porting to a di­fferent hardware platform, integrating a new speech engine or UI technology, or helping to meet system KPIs, experienced BlackBerry QNX engineers become an extension of your development team, focused on meeting production deadlines on time, and on spec.

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Products

QNX Acoustics Management Platform

The QNX® Acoustics Management Platform (AMP) represents a breakthrough in acoustics for cars. For the first time, automakers can design and manage the total audio experience in their cars with software that runs on a wide range of automotive application processors—saving costs and shortening time to production, while delivering new features and high sound quality

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QNX Multimedia Suite

The QNX Multimedia Suite is a comprehensive collection of media technology that has evolved over the years to keep pace with the latest media requirements of current-day embedded systems. Proven in tens of millions of automotive infotainment head units, the suite enables media-rich, high-quality playback, encoding and streaming of audio and video content.

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QNX SDK for Automotive Bluetooth Connectivity

The QNX® SDK for Automotive Bluetooth® Connectivity is a reliable and flexible software off­ering that is compliant with the Bluetooth Core Specification version 5.0, tailored to support a broad set of profiles and services required for automotive infotainment systems and other embedded markets.

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QNX SDK for Smartphone Connectivity

The QNX SDK for Smartphone Connectivity is a full-featured off­ering that supports the latest protocols for phone projection technology. At the heart of the SDK is the projection manager framework which works in concert with plugins for various phone mirroring projection standards including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

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QNX Speech Framework

The QNX Speech Framework is state-of-the-art technology, designed to ease and speed-up the development of voice-controlled embedded systems. The framework abstracts the complexities of automatic speech recognition (ASR) and natural language processing (NLP) engines from the operating system platform and applications.

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QNX Web Browser

The QNX Web Browser, based on the Blink rendering engine, is a state-of-the-art browser designed to address performance, reliability, memory footprint, and security requirements of embedded systems. The QNX Web Browser enables a wide range of uses from pure document viewers and video players, to feature-rich application environments in systems such as infotainment head units and in-flight entertainment units.

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Product Brief: QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment

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Whitepaper: Building Flexible, Future-Proof Infotainment Systems

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