QNX and Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Solutions to demo the QNX CAR Platform at MWC

By Bla1ze on 24 Feb 2014 02:28 am EST
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Back during CES, QNX and Qualcomm announced the first In-car Infotainment system powered by Snapdragon Automotive Solutions and with that event over, it's onto Mobile World Congress where there will be a full on demo of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Solutions/QNX CAR Platform happening. 

At MWC 2014, you’ll experience an in-car demonstration of the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment and HLOS (high-level operating system), running on Snapdragon Automotive Solutions and featuring a digital instrument cluster and multimedia head unit. Highlights will include:

  • 3D navigation with points of interest and voice prompts
  • Advanced multimedia streaming
  • Flexible multi-modal user experience
  • HD video decoding capabilities
  • Smartphone-to-vehicle integration over USB and Wi-Fi
  • Automatic speech recognition for hands-free calls and navigation.
  • Over-the-air software updates over LTE
  • Reconfigurable digital instrument cluster and more

We've got folks on the ground in Barcelona so we'll be bringing all the best from there, in the meantime though if you're wanting more QNX info be sure to check out our walkthrough piece, In the driver's seat with QNX at CES 2014.

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QNX and Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Solutions to demo the QNX CAR Platform at MWC

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good point, Qualcomm may have really liked what they saw with the internals of Blackberry, and maybe leveraging BBRY more than others with their newest chips.

Perhaps collaborating for Embedded O/S's really allows them to get into the "Internet of Things" trend meanwhile maintaining their market share with mobile-phone processing. Here's hoping that Qualcomm values their BlackBerry partnership more than others! :D

Okay, what does it mean for BlackBerry? Just to see if people were actually paying attention to BlackBerry from the start. :P

Posted via CB 10, using  BlackBerry Z10 on the SaskTel Network.

Is this what Ford will use when they rebuild Sync? I wouldn't count on it. I expect Apple to use enormous financial and political pressure to make sure BlackBerry does not get into Ford's vehicles.

Posted using my Peerless BlackBerry Z30

Smartphone-to-vehicle integration. Sounds awesome and is a mouthful!

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

BBRY are just about the only phone manufacturer I'd trust with in-car technology. QNX is real-time OS, just what the doctor ordered. On top of that, they have excellent security. Android or Apple - not at 70mph.

The car has always been the missing link in a connected world, considering how much time we spend in our cars. I'm not sure the market is moving fast enough in this area. BlackBerry should be receiving more praised review for being there, innovating and filling that gap.

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Keep your powder dry. Do not reveal your hand just yet.

Time to make enterprise customers feel special.

Mr Chen has called this correctly . I think BlackBerry could even do with a even more secure devices especially for Enterprise.

Ordinary consumers will feel the benefits.

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BlackBerry has to promote that QNX is BlackBerry.

You hear about Apple talking to car manufacturers about some Apple Vaporware in a car.....maybe.... and it is big news...

The investor community does not know that QNX is BlackBerry and in some of the top car brands on the planet.

CB10 from the Z30

Any idea when Ford will start using QNX (if ever)? My Expedition has 140,000 miles and I'm looking at the 2015. Wonder if I have to wait longer?

Posted via CB10 on my Q10