QNX Powers Visteon's Next-generation In-car Computing Platforms

3/10/2004 - QNX Software Systems announced that Visteon Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world, has selected QNX to supply automotive-grade software for its next-generation in-car computing platforms.

QNX will supply Visteon with software and services for multiple in-car computing and telematics projects. One of the first projects will further enhance Visteon’s Bluetooth hands-free communications platform. The companies will also collaborate in the development of telematics applications such as navigation and infotainment, as well as safety and security features for collision warning and avoidance.

Auto manufacturers are demanding the kind of in-service reliability previously known only in areas such as medical equipment or space systems. As a result, QNX is emerging as the leading provider of software in embedded devices for telematics applications. According to telematics industry analyst firm Telematics Research Group, by the year 2010, globally 97 million telematics-enabled cars and light trucks will be on the road, 45 million North America alone.

QNX will supply Visteon with both the QNX® Momentics® software development tool suite and the QNX Neutrino® realtime operating system. In addition, QNX will aid Visteon’s development process through custom engineering, hardware integration, on-site training, dedicated technical support, and other specialized services.

QNX has taken the pole position in the automotive telematics market, thanks largely to its 23-year track record of delivering exceptionally reliable, high-performance software,” said Dan Dodge, president and CEO of QNX Software Systems. “By working with companies like Visteon, we are helping to create a world where drivers and passengers can take advantage of everything that technology has to offer without compromising safety and reliability."

For more information on QNX and Visteon and to find out why more automobile OEMS have turned to QNX than the competitors, visit QNX at booth #2913.

About Visteon
Visteon Corporation is a leading full-service supplier that delivers consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive manufacturers worldwide and through multiple channels within the global automotive aftermarket. Visteon has about 75,000 employees and a global delivery system of more than 180 technical, manufacturing, sales and service facilities located in 25 countries.

About QNX Automotive Telematics Solutions
QNX is rapidly becoming the supplier of choice to provide operating system software for next-generation telematics systems. In addition to providing Tier 1 suppliers with automotive-grade software reliability, realtime performance, and standards conformance, QNX offers sophisticated power management, advanced graphics, and a wide ecosystem of partners supporting everything from voice recognition to communication protocols such as MOST, IDB 1394, and Bluetooth.

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 proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, medical, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Ford, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Texaco 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. Visit www.qnx.com.

QNX, Momentics, and Neutrino are registered trademarks of QNX Software Systems Ltd. in certain jurisdictions.

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