Monday, January 5, 2015

Volkswagen and LG Gear up with QNX

Design wins put QNX technology in a wide range of infotainment systems, instrument clusters, and ADAS solutions.

Earlier today, QNX Software Systems announced that infotainment systems powered by the QNX Neutrino OS 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.

Bird's eye view: the RNS 850 GPS navigation system for the Volkswagen Touareg SUV. Source: VW

“At Volkswagen, we believe deeply in delivering the highest quality driving experience, regardless of the cost, size, and features of the vehicle,” commented Alf Pollex, Head of Connected Car and Infotainment at Volkswagen AG. “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.”

QNX and LG: a proven partnership
QNX also announced that LG Electronics’ 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 OS, the QNX OS for Automotive Safety, and QNX Acoustics for Voice.

“QNX Software Systems has been our trusted supplier
for more than a decade... helping LG deliver millions
of high-quality systems to the world’s automakers”

— Won-Yong Hwang, LG's VC Company

“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,” commented 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.”

Visit the QNX website to learn more about the Volkswagen and LG announcements.

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