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QNX Helps Drive Automotive Standards Through World Wide Web ConsortiumQNX Software Systems to participate in program committee at upcoming W3C workshop, “Shift into High Gear on the Web”
DETROIT, SAE Convergence 2012 (booth 815), October 16, 2012 — QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for the in-car infotainment and telematics market, today announced that it is sponsoring and participating in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web and Automotive workshop. The W3C is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long term-growth of the Web.
QNX Software Systems is committed to driving HTML5 adoption in the automotive industry and brings extensive HTML5 experience to the W3C through its QNX CAR™ 2 application platform, a pre-integrated software stack for car infotainment powered by HTML5.
“I think the automotive industry is hearing from drivers and passengers that they want to stay digitally connected in their vehicles, while also addressing concerns about driver distraction,” said Dave Raggett, co-chair of the W3C Web and Automotive workshop. “QNX Software Systems shows us how W3C's Open Web Platform has begun to transform the automotive industry by making the vision of the connected car possible today. We appreciate QNX Software Systems’ support of this workshop and of open Web standards.”
QNX Software Systems will be represented on the program committee of the W3C’s Web and Automotive workshop, “Shift into High Gear on the Web,” which takes place in Rome, Italy, November 14-15, 2012. Andy Gryc, automotive product marketing manager and Marc Lapierre, HMI developer for the QNX CAR 2 application platform, both of QNX Software Systems, will be in charge of reviewing contributed workshop submissions and providing feedback to participants.
“From mobile applications to automotive infotainment systems, HTML5 represents the future,” said Andy Gryc. “When it came to designing our next-generation infotainment platform, we recognized early on that basing it on HTML5 would open new doors for our automotive tier one and OEM customers. The W3C sees the importance of developing HTML5 standards for the automobile, and we look forward to participating in the program committee.”
The QNX CAR 2 application platform is a pre-integrated software stack designed to reduce the time and effort of creating sophisticated and personalizeable in-car infotainment systems. The platform, which won a Best of CES 2012 award, is currently being evaluated by select automakers and tier one automotive suppliers for use in next-generation infotainment systems.
For more information on QNX Software Systems’ activities at SAE Convergence, visit qnx.com/convergence.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM; TSX:RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for vehicle infotainment units, network routers, medical devices, industrial automation systems, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Limited is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com, and facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems, and follow @QNX_News, on Twitter. For more information on the company's automotive work, visit qnxauto.blogspot.com and follow @QNX_Auto.
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