QNX Neutrino RTOS to Power Motorola's In-Car Telematics Control Unit

11/13/2002 - QNX Software Systems, a leading provider of operating system technology for telematics products, announced that Motorola has chosen the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS to assist in the development of a telematics control unit (TCU) being built by Motorola Automotive.

Motorola's innovative TCU product - which will be deployed in a line of European luxury cars later this year - utilizes automotive-grade software to give drivers access to cellphone communication technology.

"In-car telematics devices are moving quickly from the design phase to the installation phase, so it's extremely important for Motorola to work with a company such as QNX Software Systems" said Ray Sokola, vice president and general manager of telematics at Motorola. "With the advanced microkernel architecture of its QNX Neutrino RTOS, QNX Software Systems provides a very good solution with high reliability and system scalability needed for these types of applications."

"Telematics systems are redefining driver safety and communications through increasingly sophisticated applications - applications that require an exceptional level of reliability," said Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX Software Systems. "QNX operating system technology, with its proven track record in 9-1-1 systems, high-speed trains, and thousands of other mission-critical applications, not only provides the reliability demanded by systems like Motorola's TCU, but offers the flexibility to support new telematics services as they come down the road."

The QNX Neutrino RTOS provides a fault-tolerant, dynamically upgradable platform that lets automakers add new, revenue-generating telematics services to a vehicle long after it has left the showroom floor. This dynamic architecture gives vehicle manufacturers unparalleled flexibility in deploying next-generation telematics products.

Recently, UBS Warburg, a business group of UBS (NYSE: UBS), one of the world's largest financial services firms, predicted that the telematics market will grow to $41 billion worldwide by 2010, with $9.3 billion in the U.S. annually by 2005 and $13 billion by 2010.

About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and small memory footprint of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Johnson Controls, Siemens, Alcatel, Texaco, and Ford depend on the QNX technology for their mission- and life-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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