QNX has announced that its QNX CAR Application Platform now supports Freescale Semiconductor’s i.MX applications processors for automotive.
Note: Early this year, QNX annouced support for Texas Instruments’ hardware.
The QNX CAR Application Platform provides automakers and suppliers with pre-assembled reference implementations designed to reduce the risk and cost of building sophisticated in-car infotainment systems.
Customers can use QNX CAR to build a variety of applications, including digital instrument clusters, multimedia head units, handsfree systems, connectivity modules, and 3D navigation systems.
Freescale’s automotive i.MX processors are designed for applications that require advanced user interfaces, sophisticated video processing, 2D and 3D graphics, multiple connectivity options, and a high level of system integration.
QNX has developed a concept vehicle based on the QNX CAR Application Platform and the Freescale i.MX51 processor to demonstrate how a host of new mobile and cloud-based applications can be integrated into the automobile.
All software components in the car — including the QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System, touchscreen user interfaces, media players, Bluetooth stack, handsfree integration, and a virtual mechanic — are based on QNX CAR and the Freescale i.MX51.
QNX will demonstrate the QNX CAR Application Platform running on Freescale i.MX processors this week at the Freescale Technology Forum in Shanghai.