Rabu, 11 April 2012

QNX joins Car Connectivity Consortium

This just in: QNX Software Systems has announced its membership in the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), the organization dedicated to developing the MirrorLink standard for car-smartphone connectivity.

MirrorLink offers a way to help car occupants access their smartphone applications. For instance, it could allow occupants to access their phone apps through the infotainment touchscreen, steering-wheel buttons, or other in-car controls.

Source: CCC
As a core member of the CCC, QNX Software Systems will have access to MirrorLink specifications under development and to various MirrorLink work groups. It will also be able to support future MirrorLink options in QNX-based systems, and help drive development of the standard.

“QNX Software Systems is a key player in the evolution of car infotainment technology and we are pleased to welcome them into the organization,” commented Mika Rytkonen, the CCC's chairman and president.

The announcement fits into QNX's strategy of enabling automotive developers to leverage widely supported industry standards.

“We believe in giving automotive customers choice and the flexibility to use the technologies best-suited to their requirements — contributing to the CCC helps us deliver on that commitment,” added Andy Gryc, automotive product marketing manager for QNX. (This is, of course, the same Andy Gryc who contributes to this blog.)

To read the press release, click here.
 

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