• QNX Provides Software Platform For Volkswagen Infotainment Systems



    QNX Softwate Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited and a global leader in software platforms for connected embedded systems, today announced that infotainment systems powered by the QNX® Neutrino® Operating System (OS) and QNX middleware technology are now shipping in several 2015 Volkswagen vehicle models, including the Touareg, Passat, Polo, Golf, and Golf GTI.


    QNX Software Systems Linited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited and a global leader in software platforms for connected embedded systems, today announced that infotainment systems powered by the QNX® Neutrino® Operating System (OS) and QNX middleware technology are now shipping in several 2015 Volkswagen vehicle models, including the Touareg, Passat, Polo, Golf, and Golf GTI.

    The systems include the RNS 850 GPS navigation system in the Volkswagen Touareg, which recently introduced support for 3D Google Earth™ maps and Google Street View™. The system also offers realtime traffic information, points-of-interest search, reverse camera display, voice control, Bluetooth® connectivity, rich multimedia support, four-zone climate control, a high-resolution 8-inch color touchscreen, and other advanced features.


    "At Volkswagen, we believe deeply in delivering the highest quality driving experience, regardless of the cost, size, and features of the vehicle. The scalable architecture of the QNX platform is well-suited to our approach, enabling us to offer a full range of infotainment systems, from premium level to mass volume, using a single, proven software base for our Modular Infotainment Modules (MIB) and the RNS 850 system," said Alf Pollex, Head of Connected Car and Infotainment, Volkswagen AG.


    QNX Software Systems offers a comprehensive portfolio of infotainment, telematics, safety, and acoustics solutions deployed in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide. More than 40 automotive OEMs use QNX software in their vehicles, including Volkswagen Group brands such as Audi, Bentley, Porsche, SKODA, and Volkswagen Passenger Cars.


    "For more than a decade, QNX Software Systems has worked with member companies of the Volkswagen Group, providing software and services for a full gamut of systems, from hands-free solutions to highly integrated digital instrument clusters," said Andrew Poliak, global director of business development, QNX Software Systems. "The sheer variety of these systems is a testament to the flexibility and dynamic range of the QNX platform, and we are excited to see Volkswagen leveraging this same flexibility to offer high-quality infotainment capabilities across a wide range of Volkswagen passenger vehicles."
    This week, at 2015 CES, QNX Software Systems will showcase its latest product innovations for automotive infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Visit North Hall, Booth 2231.


    About QNX Software Systems


    QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, is a leading vendor of operating systems, middleware, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Siemens, General Electric, Cisco, and Lockheed Martin depend on QNX technology for their in-car electronics, medical devices, industrial automation systems, network routers, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Visit www.qnx.com, follow @QNX_News on Twitter, and visit facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems. For updates on the company's automotive work, follow @QNX_Auto and visit qnxauto.blogspot.com.


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