QNX with Alcatel Lucent launching LTE Connected Car in Europe

January 29, 2010

Last week Sebastien Marineau went over to Paris to support Alcatel Lucent in their launch of another LTE connected car, this time for Europe. The car will be showcased at a number of upcoming events including Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Cebit in Hanover. If you’re interested in getting a tour of the vehicle while its there, please send me a note.

Here’s a link to one of the interviews at Paris, you can see the system and listen to both Derek Kuhn of ALU and Sebastien interviewed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhzjj8XHiV0

QNXCAR incognito at CES

January 19, 2010

Earlier this month, anyone attending CES may have stumbled across a QNX CAR demo and (unfortunately) might not have known it. We were demo’d in at least 3 private suites that I know of – TI was showcasing QNXCAR on a beagleboard in their suite at the Hilton, Rovi was showing their integrated media management on QNXCAR at their suite in Caesars and finally Alcatel Lucent had the LTE car in a ballroom at the Venetian. QNXCAR was also featured on the show floor in a demo at the Nvidia booth. The demo was created by Audi and showcases their MMI 3G system which is shipping today in the A8 and is based on QNX software. Here are some pics and a link to an interview on Youtube with Audi’s Mathias Halliger who leads the MMI 3G development.

(by Linda Campbell)

QNX is …”On The Box”…Literally….

January 18, 2010

According to phrases.org.uk being ‘on the box’ is a term used to indicate when one is off of work sick. ‘The box’ was where Friendly Societies kept the money to pay workers who were off sick; likewise Trades Unions for workers on strike. The term seems to have originated in the North of England in late 19th century.

At QNX we’re referring to QNX being “On The Box” to point out that it is our QNX Avaige HMI design for a smart energy management in home display or “IHD” that graces the box of Atmels SAM9G10 ARM 9 Evaluation Module. We’ve published a BSP for sister product SAM9G45 and M10 products on our community developer portal Foundry27 that you can find here:  http://community.qnx.com/sf/wiki/do/viewPage/projects.bsp/wiki/BSPAndDrivers.

We’ll present the reference design on youtube in February and you can also look for it at various silicon vendor booths at Embedded World Germany company in March.

Customers and partners interested in working with this sample reference design may contact their local sales office or email us at partners@qnx.com.