QNX Software Systems to add support for HERE Auto to the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment
QNX Software Systems, a provider of software platforms for in-car electronics, and HERE, a Nokia business, have announced a new technology partnership with the goal of enabling personalised, cloud-based location services for the connected car.
As part of this collaboration, QNX Software Systems plans to add support for HERE Auto, an embedded navigation experience, to the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment.
Connectivity paired with dynamic, personalised services and precise location awareness transform cars into powerful connected devices capable of helping drivers make sense of the world around them.
HERE Auto is an embedded in-car navigation application building on the HERE automotive grade quality map. HERE Auto connects to the HERE Cloud to access connected services, including weather, parking availability, traffic, fuel price and payment services, and more. HERE Auto is scalable and supports a variety of platforms.
QNX Software Systems plans to support HERE Auto on its QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, extending the reach of HERE to more cars and drivers around the world. QNX Software Systems has created a partner ecosystem to offer the best possible foundation for building vehicle infotainment systems and adding HERE Auto is further testament to the momentum behind the multi-platform HERE Connected Driving solutions.
'As cars evolve into the ultimate connected device, location will be a key element to delivering a whole new class of driver services,' said Michael Halbherr, HERE executive vice president. 'HERE, along with partners like QNX Software Systems, is ushering in a new era of mobility for the automobile industry.'
QNX Software Systems has licensed its software technology for tens of millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, including 3D navigation systems, multimedia head units, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, and hands-free systems.