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QNX Technology Concept Car Utilizes Rightware Kanzi UI Solution

June 10, 2014

QNX Software Systems, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, and Rightware have unveiled their latest collaboration: a fully digital and reconfigurable instrument cluster for the QNX technology concept car.

According to a release, the new concept demonstrates how digital instrument clusters powered by the QNX Neutrino operating system and the Rightware Kanzi UI Solution are helping to transform the driving experience. For example, the cluster integrates with the car's infotainment system to display a wealth of realtime information - from local speed limits and turn-by-turn directions to traffic reports and incoming phone calls.

"QNX Software Systems and Rightware have already worked together on successful production programs, including the exciting new Audi virtual cockpit," said Peter McCarthy, director of global alliances, QNX Software Systems. "Leveraging our joint experience, we created this cluster for the QNX technology concept car to demonstrate how our technologies not only make in-vehicle systems easier to develop, but enable drivers to take best advantage of the rich information available in the connected car."

The cluster's user experience is made possible by the integration between the Rightware Kanzi UI Solution and the QNX OS. The Kanzi UI Solution enables HMI designers to design UIs with photorealistic real-time 2D and 3D graphics.

"The QNX technology concept car really showcases how our Kanzi UI Solution can help automotive companies create advanced user interfaces for their production-quality environments. We are very honored to work with QNX Software Systems, a global automotive software leader, and we are very excited that they have elected to work with us on this project," said Jonas Geust, Rightware CEO. "We have had a great working relationship with QNX on many car HMIs that are already in mass production and, with this project, we are pleased to strengthen our cooperation and push the envelope of what we can do together."

More information and complete details:

www.qnx.com

www.rightware.com

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