Reconfirming its position as the leading provider of operating systems and middleware for the automotive infotainment market, QNX Software Systems has announced that its technology has been licensed for more than 17 million in-vehicle systems worldwide — an increase of 130 per cent since 2008.
According to QNX, currently more than 200 vehicle models ship with infotainment and telematics systems based on the company's software. Brands such as Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen use QNX technology as the software foundation for digital instrument clusters, handsfree systems, multimedia head units, connectivity modules, 3D navigation systems, or rear-seat entertainment products.
QNX attributes this growth to its multi-pronged strategy that embraces a broad partner ecosystem and a services group dedicated to helping customers to reduce Bill of Material costs.
These initiatives include the QNX CAR application platform, launched in 2009. It offers pre-integrated reference implementations which, according to the company's claims, helps to speed time-to-market. The platform has attracted more than 60 industry participants, including 17 automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and 26 automotive suppliers.
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