LG selects QNX to provide solutions for next-gen automotive systems

In addition to all the other QNX announcements coming out of CES 2015, QNX has also announced that LG has chosen the company to provide them with software platforms for their next-generation automotive systems including the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, the QNX Neutrino Operating System (OS), the QNX OS for Automotive Safety, the QNX Momentics Tool Suite, and finally QNX Acoustics for Voice, a signal processing solution for automotive voice communications.

"QNX Software Systems has been our trusted supplier for more than a decade, providing flexible software solutions that have helped LG deliver millions of high-quality systems to the world's automakers," said Won-Yong Hwang, Director and Head of AVN development department, LG Electronics' VC Company. "This same flexibility allows us to leverage our existing QNX expertise in new and growing markets such as ADAS, where the proven reliability of QNX Software Systems' technology can play a critical role in addressing automotive safety requirements."

As noted in the press release, the new deals build on the long-standing history QNX and LG have together when it comes to building large-volume telematics production programs for global automakers.

Press Release

QNX to Provide LG with Software Platforms for Next-generation Automotive Systems

LG's Vehicle Components Company building QNX-powered infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems for global automakers.

LAS VEGAS, 2015 International CES (North Hall, Booth 2231), January 5, 2015 — QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited and a global leader in software platforms for connected embedded systems, today announced that LG Electronics' (LG) Vehicle Components (VC) Company will use a range of QNX® solutions to build infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for the global automotive market.

The new initiative builds on a long history of collaboration between LG and QNX Software Systems, who have worked together on successful, large-volume telematics production programs. For the new systems, QNX will provide LG with the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment, the QNX® Neutrino® Operating System (OS), the QNX OS for Automotive Safety, the QNX Momentics® Tool Suite, and QNX Acoustics for Voice, a signal processing solution for automotive voice communications.

"QNX Software Systems has been our trusted supplier for more than a decade, providing flexible software solutions that have helped LG deliver millions of high-quality systems to the world's automakers," said Won-Yong Hwang, Director and Head of AVN development department, LG Electronics' VC Company. "This same flexibility allows us to leverage our existing QNX expertise in new and growing markets such as ADAS, where the proven reliability of QNX Software Systems' technology can play a critical role in addressing automotive safety requirements."

QNX Software Systems offers a comprehensive portfolio of automotive 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 brands such as Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

"LG is synonymous with innovation, and providing technology that helps them deliver unique solutions is core to the value we bring to the automotive market," said Andrew Poliak, global director of business development, QNX Software Systems. "We are thrilled that LG's VC Company will use QNX technology for these new projects, and that our comprehensive suite of solutions can help LG bring its creativity and automotive experience to bear on a wider range of automotive systems."

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 the North Hall, Booth 2231.

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 82,000 people working in 119 locations around the world. With 2013 global sales of USD 53.10 billion (KRW 58.14 trillion), LG comprises four business units ― Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance & Air Solutions, and Vehicle Components ― and is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG's VC Company focuses on commercializing eco-friendly components and core solutions for the automotive industry, including high quality in-car infotainment systems, safety and convenience devices, and vehicle engineering.

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, visit www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems, and follow @QNX_News on Twitter. For updates on the company's automotive work, follow @QNX_Auto and visit qnxauto.blogspot.com

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB) revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Visit http://blackberry.com/.