QNX Announces Release of QNX CAR Platform 2.0

QNX Announces Release of QNX CAR Platform 2.0 
Platform already being adopted by automotive community for
next-generation infotainment systems 
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/13 -- 2013 International
CES (North Hall, Booth 1837) - QNX Software Systems Limited, a global
leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, today announced
that a release of the QNX CAR(TM) application platform 2.0 and of its
associated tooling environment, the QNX CAR(TM) development platform
2.0, is now available to the automotive community. 
The QNX CAR application platform 2.0 supports an exceptionally rich
set of pre-integrated technologies, both from QNX Software Systems
and from dozens of ecosystem partners. This pre-integrated platform,
built on an OS proven in tens of millions of vehicles, enables
automotive customers to hit the ground running and significantly
reduce the time required to build connected, cutting-edge
infotainment systems.  
"The era of multi-year design cycles in car infotainment is over; our
customers now want to develop at the speed of mobility. Case in
point: we helped one customer slash their development effort down to
14 months - a massive improvement over the industry standard of 3
years," said Andy Gryc, automotive product marketing manager, QNX
Software Systems. "At the same time, our platform helps infotainment
systems stay relevant long after they've been deployed, through an
HTML5 framework that simplifies smartphone integration and that
enables manufacturers to keep vehicles fresh with new apps and
To help mobile developers and automakers work in tandem, QNX Software
Systems also plans to release an HTML5 SDK for the QNX CAR
application platform by mid 2013. HTML5 is the only application
environment that works with all of the major mobile platforms. The
SDK will provide mobile developers with specialized APIs for
accessing automotive devices and hardware. It will also include an
emulator that lets mobile developers quickly see how their apps would
look and function in an actual car. 
QNX Software Systems has also released the QNX CAR development
platform 2.0, which provides the tools that customers need to create,
modify, debug, and test their custom versions of the QNX CAR
application platform.  
"For almost a year, automotive companie
s in the U.S., Germany, Japan,
and China have been putting the QNX CAR application platform 2.0
through its paces. We're thrilled to see the many next-generation
designs that customers already started developing on the platform
during the early access program," said Andy Gryc. 
Platform demonstration at 2013 CES 
To demonstrate the extraordinary flexibility of the QNX CAR
application platform 2.0, QNX Software Systems has created a new
technology concept car based on a Bentley Continental GT. The car,
which will be unveiled today at 2013 CES, showcases unique
technologies never before seen in a car, as well as advanced
smartphone integration, natural voice recognition, and video
conferencing. See accompanying press release, "QNX Re-imagines the
Driving Experience with New Technology Concept Car." 
QNX Software Systems has licensed its software technology for
millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, including digital
instrument clusters, hands-free systems, multimedia head units,
connectivity modules, and 3D navigation systems.  
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 https://www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems, and
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