QNX Software systems challenge Apple, Tesla and Google autonomous vehicle technology

Blackberry subsidiary, QNX, has demonstrated that its software systems are ready to take on the likes of Apple, Tesla and Google self-driving car technology. Following in its tradition of show-stopping presentations at the Las Vegas' Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Ottawa-based software company revealed advances in technologies that lay the groundwork for semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles. As news spread among major media outlets of Blackberry QNX joining the driverless car race, the company was quick to remind the automotive community and tech enthusiasts that QNX technology is already inside 60 million vehicles, and is the #1 automotive software for in-car infotainment.

QNX is helping automakers transition to autonomous vehicles

Advances in QNX software systems include driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, as well as solutions for digital instrument clusters, infotainment systems, telematics, and acoustics. In a release, Senior Vice President and Head of QNX Software Systems, John Wall, explained why QNX has the inside track on its competition. "QNX has the unique advantage of being a leader in automotive OS software, while also having 30 years' experience in life-critical, safety-critical, and high-availability systems - the perfect recipe for helping automakers and Tier 1 suppliers make the transition to automated driving."

The company released the following behind-the-scenes video highlighting their latest technology for those who couldn't make it to CES 2016.

Disclaimer: this video links to a third party source. This video is not hosted by the Government of Ontario and there may not be a French version or transcripts available.

January 8, 2016

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