OTTAWA, August 29, 2006 - QNX Software Systems, the global leader in operating systems and middleware for the in-car telematics and infotainment market, today announced that it is working closely with Yulon Nissan Motors and its partners Sin Etke Technology Co. Ltd, and Freescale Semiconductor to develop the next-generation TOBE telematics system for Yulon Nissan Motors vehicles in Taiwan.
The next-generation system will provide a variety of services, including realtime information, news and weather reports, discount offers, flight and hotel reservations, POI information, roadway guide, roadside assistance, speed limit alarms, tow-away alarms, integrated GSM hands-free module, stolen car tracking, collision reports, car device control (air conditioning, car audio, gas mileage), concierge service, and other services yet to be announced. The new system is expected to be introduced to the market in the near future.
"The exceptional reliability and performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS is a major consideration in developing our next-generation TOBE products - the same qualities that have helped make Yulon Nissan Motors the leading innovator in the Taiwan automotive market," said Cheng-Hung Huang, general manager of Yulon Nissan Technical Center. "Moreover, QNX Software Systems' proven pedigree and dominant position in automotive OEM programs around the world provides the platform we need to deliver future innovation in sophisticated in-car electronics."
"Yulon Nissan is known for its automotive advances in the Taiwan market, and we're excited to contribute QNX technology and expertise to further that effort," said Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX Software Systems. "From North America to Europe to the Pacific Rim, QNX has become the premiere operating system provider for in-car telematics and infotainment, and we've achieved that success by consistently providing our automotive customers with technology that is innovative, scalable, standards-based, and, above all, extremely reliable."
QNX and In-car Infotainment
More than 140 car models worldwide use QNX software technology for an array of telematics and infotainment products - everything from hands-free cellphone kits to high-end multimedia and navigation systems. Besides providing the ultra-reliable QNX Neutrino RTOS, QNX Software Systems offers instant-on technology for ultra-fast bootup times, advanced 2D/3D graphics for navigation displays, embedded web browsers, multimedia frameworks, fault-tolerant file systems, and a variety of other technologies optimized for the automotive market.
About Yulon Nissan Motors
Established in 1953, Yulon Motors has the third-largest market share of vehicles in Taiwan. Through the Yulon Asia Technology Center (YATC), Yulon Nissan Motors assists NISSAN in designing, researching and manufacturing, and collaboration to anticipate NISSAN's operation in the Mainland China auto market. Yulon-Nissan Motors launched the TOBE "Enrich Your Life" service in June 2002. It is now equipped in most new cars sold by Yulon Nissan in Taiwan.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX Momentics® development suite together provide the industry's most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.
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