The Only Pre-certified Graphics Instrument Clusters Solution
The automotive industry is characterized by constant evolution and fierce competition. By 2021, over 82% of vehicles will be deployed with hybrid Instrument Clusters, and 17.8% are expected to be fully digital. In traditional instrument clusters, critical information such as tell-tale symbols are illuminated by safety-grade LEDs but in full digital instrument clusters, this information must be rendered by software. Today, ISO 26262 ASIL B requirements are being applied to indicators, signals, and gear positions in digital instrument clusters.
The QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters was created to help automakers and their Tier 1 suppliers respond to evolving challenges with the development of full digital instrument clusters. BlackBerry QNX ISO 26262 ASIL B pre-certified graphics stack, coupled with the ASIL D pre-certified RTOS and tool chain makes this innovative solution a powerful, customizable and trustworthy option for automakers.
 Frost & Sullivan, Rise of Virtual Cockpits in Cars, 2015
Accelerated Development of Safety-certified Graphics
The QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters delivers a one-of-a-kind ISO 26262 ASIL B pre-certified graphics solution along with an ISO 26262 ASIL D pre-certified RTOS and toolchain. This level of pre-certification enables faster development, reducing ISO 26262 certification cost and risk of qualifying digital clusters to safety standards.
The QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters is built on top of BlackBerry QNX’s hardware accelerated and highly optimized OpenGL based UI framework, Screen, and integrated on popular cluster hardware.
Automakers get the assurance the Screen Graphics Subsystem is based on the latest OpenGL standard and has been deployed in millions of vehicles to support infotainment and cluster displays.
The complete UI framework interacts with hardware such as GPUs (graphical processing unit), displays, and touch screens to render, compose, process, and manage various graphical content as well as user input to deliver best-in-class user experience.
As competition intensifies for automakers, time-to-market pressure drives shorter production program schedules. The QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters enables accelerated time-to-market through pre-integration with leading hardware, board support packages and cluster UI frameworks
The QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters is built on top of the QNX OpenGL based graphics framework, optimized on popular cluster hardware, and supported by leading cluster UI frameworks.
The QNX Platform for instrument Clusters includes the following software:
- QNX Graphics Monitor Subsystem
- Board Support Package for popular cluster hardware
- QNX OpenGL reference cluster (in source)
- ISO 26262 ASIL B certificate for QNX Graphics for Safety, issued by TÜV Rheinland
- Safety Manual for QNX Graphics for Safety
- Installation and Usage Guide
- Hazard and Risk Analysis for QNX Graphics for Safety
- Safety Case for QNX Graphics for Safety
- Release Notes
QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters is supported on popular cluster hardware. It includes full support for Intel GordonRidge reference board and can be adapted to support your chosen hardware through BlackBerry QNX’s experienced professional services team.
Functional safety is always a vital consideration for automakers. The rising importance of software in cars extends to instrument clusters. Today, ISO 26262 ASIL B requirements are being applied to indicators, signals and gear positions in digital instrument clusters.
QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters is an important part of the portfolio of automotive safety products from BlackBerry QNX. BlackBerry QNX’s safety solutions mitigate risk of non-compliance and reduce development and certification costs.