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QNX Helps Automakers Gear Up for Integrated Driving Experiences at 2015 CES

QNX demonstrates how seamless integration of infotainment, ADAS, and instrument cluster technologies can enable a simpler, safer, more enjoyable drive.

LAS VEGAS, 2015 International CES (North Hall, Booth 2231), January 5, 2015 QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, today demonstrated how its comprehensive suite of solutions for infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can enable highly integrated driving experiences that promote safer driving.

The demonstrations include the new QNX technology concept car, based on a Maserati Quattroporte GTS, and the QNX reference vehicle, based on a Jeep Wrangler. Both vehicles integrate an array of third-party and QNX technologies including sensors, cameras, navigation engines, cloud-based services, speech interfaces, and acoustics software to create experiences that simplify driving tasks, warn of possible collisions, and enhance overall driver awareness.

From vision sensors to smartphones, the car is experiencing a massive influx of new technologies, and automakers must blend these in a way that is simple, helpful, and non-distracting, said Andrew Poliak, global director of business development, QNX Software Systems. With its full range of road-proven solutions, QNX is ideally suited to helping automakers and automotive tier-one suppliers achieve this goal, while giving them the flexibility to create experiences that project their unique brand values.

ADAS Demonstrations
To help automotive companies satisfy the growing consumer and regulatory demand for ADAS features, QNX offers the new QNX OS for Automotive Safety. The vehicles at 2015 CES demonstrate how ADAS systems based on the QNX OS can reliably integrate data from multiple sensors camera, ultrasonic, LiDAR to help drivers detect threats and avoid collisions. ADAS features in the QNX technology concept car include:
All the above systems in the QNX technology concept car run on Snapdragon Automotive Solutions, featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 602A applications processor, an automotive-grade infotainment chipset from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., with support for sophisticated graphics, HMIs, voice recognition, audio processing, and multiple HD displays and cameras.

ADAS features in the QNX reference vehicle, based on a Jeep Wrangler, include: The ADAS system, infotainment system, and digital instrument cluster in the QNX reference vehicle run on processors from Texas Instruments (TI), including the TI Jacinto 6 infotainment processor.

Infotainment Demonstrations
To demonstrate the flexibility of the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, both the Maserati and the Jeep are outfitted with full-featured infotainment systems designed for natural interaction with the vehicle. For instance, the Maserati includes:

Flying-Cam SARAH System
The QNX booth will also feature Flying-Cam 3.0 SARAH, an Oscar-winning unmanned aerial camera system used to film death-defying camera angles for movies like Skyfall, Oblivion, Prisoners, Mr. Go, and Gone with the Bullets. Features include precision autopilot, gyro-stabilized camera head, survey-grade LiDAR, and GNSS satellite navigation, all controlled by a platform running the QNX Neutrino OS.

Cloud Platform Demo
The QNX booth also features an Internet of Things (IoT) demonstration by BlackBerry focused on the automotive industry. Highlights include remote browsing of vehicle data, log and fault analysis for software troubleshooting and performance optimization, vehicle data and application management, software downloads, and a key fob app that allows a driver to control designated vehicle functions from a smartphone. A second BlackBerry IoT demonstration for asset tracking provides an interface that tracks thousands of truck containers, displays current location and shipping history, and plays back a selected trip segment.

Technology Partner Demonstrations
Also at CES, the following members of the QNX automotive ecosystem will demonstrate systems running on the QNX platform:


About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, is a leading vendor of operating systems, middleware, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Siemens, General Electric, Cisco, and Lockheed Martin depend on QNX technology for their in-car electronics, medical devices, industrial automation systems, network routers, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Visit www.qnx.com, follow @QNX_News on Twitter, and visit www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems. For updates on the companys automotive work, follow @QNX_Auto and visit qnxauto.blogspot.com

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB) revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Visit http://blackberry.com/.

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