QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control wins Silver Stevie award

By Bla1ze on 20 Aug 2014 10:54 am EDT
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Over the years, the QNX team has won many awards for their products and service offerings and this year is no different. QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control, their high-performance software solution for engine noise reduction in passenger vehicles has won a Silver Stevie Award in the software category after having received more than 3,500 nominations this year from dozens of countries.

Back during CES, we got to catch up with QNX for a quick demo of QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control, so if you missed it be sure to check it out. With the addition of the Silver Stevie Award, QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control has won two awards in total since it was made available. The previous award came by way of Embedded World conference's embedded AWARDs.

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QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control wins Silver Stevie award

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QNX has been making infotainment systems for the auto industry for years. They also build systems for the healthcare industry and for NASA.

I actually really want this in my car. Has the potential to improve passenger experience and reduce vehicle weight at the same time

Thanks, Crackberry, for updating the CB10 app to allow for videos to play without the browser!

Great feature!

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Qnx should make cars as secure as BlackBerry phones.

Did you hear that a Chinese team hacked a tesla?

What OS has this car?

Dreaming about the new Passport

They have not even mentioned any BlackBerry device and were operating the whole not using BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. What's a pity!

Chen needs to look into this.
They are taking X-platform too far... ;-)

 BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! 

Congratulations ,any award for BlackBerry is great. Even if some of us have no clue what the hell a Silver Stevie is. Woot woot

Apple, The New Evil Empire

Can they modify that software so that it will make your ring tone slightly louder than your surroundings automatically?

BlackBerry 10 + slider + Squircle = my dream phone

Lotus were way ahead of the game when it came to noise suppression. I was fortunate to attend a demo in Hethel in ~1982. They had an Esprit kitted out with noise suppression equipment and I was whisked around their test track twice, once with it off and once with it on by none other than Nigel Mansell! It was a fairly simple system compared to what's being shown now and comprised of various microphones located in strategic locations in the vehicle that fed into the stereo system. What ever black noise entered into the car was balanced out by an equal amount of white noise, it worked amazingly well, a little too well in fact as it couldn't discern between engine noise and what ever speech was picked up, or music. As Lotus was struggling the project was shelved to concentrate on 3rd party projects that Lotus Engineering were tackling at the time. The project was resurrected in ~2009 with Harmen as a project partner. What happened after that I have no idea. But for a young journalist (at the time) and car enthusiast it was quite the adventure!

Nice idea... the guy presenting the video on the right needs to have the sound system cancel all the "UH'S" he uttered as he spoke...

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This is great news! It's not the golden Stevie like my company won last year, but it's close to the Golden Stevie Apple won a few years back. This is a prestigious award, so happy for them!

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If that were Apple would there be a Samsung tablet shown or a Sony phone used? No way. Blackberry really needs to get on top of these details.

I think the point of using a Sony and ipad etc was to show that QNX can run practically any platform. In cars this is extremely important. If Ford tailored only Apple, then they would sell to Apple users only. Not a good strategy as Apple is losing to android.

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