QNX to Include Support for NVIDIA Tegra Processor Family in QNX CAR 2 Application Platform

By Adam Zeis on 16 Oct 2012 09:28 am EDT

QNX announced today that they are working with NVIDIA and will support the NVIDIA Tegra processor in the new QNX Car 2 application platform. The small Tegra processor incorporates a quad-core ARM CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GPU and audio, video and image processors. The processor allows for video and audio playback that puts little stress on a vehicles system. The QNX technology is licenesed to millions of vehicles for systems including navigation, instrument clusters, hands-free systems and more. Keep reading for the full press release. 

QNX and NVIDIA to showcase advanced infotainment system featuring live Google Earth navigation at SAE Convergence 2012

DETROIT, MICHIGAN--(Marketwire - October 16, 2012) - SAE Convergence 2012 (booths 815, 809) - QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car infotainment and telematics systems, today announced that it is working with NVIDIA to bring advanced infotainment solutions to the automotive market. As part of this initiative, the companies will integrate support for the NVIDIA® Tegra® processor into the QNX CARTM 2 application platform.

The Tegra processor is a system-on-a-chip that incorporates a quad-core ARM CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce® GPU, and dedicated audio, video, and image processors. At the size of a thumbnail, this highly energy-efficient processor enables vibrant 3D graphics, smooth video playback, and advanced audio processing, while placing fewer demands on vehicle electrical systems.

"QNX Software Systems and NVIDIA have a proven track record of delivering on production programs for Audi, a recognized innovator in automotive infotainment, and we're excited to add support for Tegra to the latest generation of our automotive platform," said Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances, QNX Software Systems.

The QNX CAR 2 application platform is a pre-integrated software stack designed to reduce the time and effort of creating highly sophisticated and personalizeable in-car infotainment systems. The platform, which won a Best of CES 2012 award, is now being evaluated by select automakers and tier one automotive suppliers for use in next-generation infotainment systems.

"Working together, QNX Software Systems and NVIDIA are ideally positioned to deliver breakthrough user experiences that exceed consumer expectations," said Taner Ozcelik, general manager, automotive business unit, NVIDIA.

QNX Software Systems has licensed its software technology for use in millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, including digital instrument clusters, hands-free systems, multimedia head units, connectivity modules, and 3D navigation systems.

QNX and NVIDIA Technologies in Audi A6 at SAE Convergence

This week at SAE Convergence, NVIDIA will demonstrate the acclaimed Audi A6, equipped with an infotainment system powered by technology from QNX Software Systems and NVIDIA. The system delivers vibrant graphics, including 3D navigation with Google MapsTM and live Google EarthTM integration, as well as natural voice recognition.

For more information on QNX Software Systems' activities at SAE Convergence, visit http://www.qnx.com/news/events/convergence/index.html.

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QNX to Include Support for NVIDIA Tegra Processor Family in QNX CAR 2 Application Platform


I would love to see full integration with my GM in car systems (powered by QNX) and OnStar. Would be way cool.

I'd say no. Automotive and mobile are completely different markets. Google just wants a piece of the automotive GPS share.

Not saying BB10 won't have Google Maps, but just because it's on QNX Car doesn't mean BB10.

Well time will tell, Google has never been against supporting BB if it makes business sense. Now that the app is already built, I'm thinking yes.

This makes me grin from ear to ear. Buying QNX was such a smart move for RIM. It will be under and behind so many aspects of technology that it will surround the competition.

Is it strange that I will stay with GM based on QNX? I also want an Audi and am super happy they run QNX too.

I could'nt afford to buy a brand new car as of now. What I need is RIM to implement BlackBerry Balance in Multiple Mode (for PlayBook)


Wherein when I mount my PlayBook to my car (I remember crackberry had a doodle of customized dashboard) it will sense that I'm about to drive and transform my PlayBook into advanced infotainment system. No destructive driving apps just navigation and communication system on HTML5 or simlpy the QNX CAR 2 Application Platform.

I think this is doable :-) #BB10Believe

Excellent news from QNX, can't wait to see more and more QNX in vehicles. RIM and BlackBerry will be back on top