35 Surprising Ways QNX Touches our Lives (Infographic)


BlackBerry’s QNX platform is everywhere, with more applications developed with it than you can possibly count.

You probably knew that QNX underpins our modern BlackBerry 10 operating system, now on version 10.3.1, which you likely have in your pocket on your BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Classic.

And maybe you knew that QNX is the leader in the car computing/infotainment space, having been used in 50 million cars to date, and holding more than 50% of the market.

However, QNX touches our lives in many other ways. The scope of it all reminds me of one of renowned children’s author Dr. Seuss’s works:

“Think left and think right and think low and think high.

Oh the thinks you can think if you only try.”

-Dr. Seuss, Oh the Thinks You Can Think!

There are so many “thinks” turned into reality using QNX, from the smallest interactions at home to the underpinnings of creature comforts and even getting where you need to go.

Consider this:

Did you flip a light switch today? QNX technology controls thousands of power generation systems, from wind turbines to nuclear stations and hydroelectric plants.

Do you have an automatic vacuum robot sucking up the dirt from your carpet while you work late at the office? QNX tells it where to go to get at those dust bunnies.

Did you bob your head to a live band at a local dive? Their looping pedals drove those spacy tunes into your ears with QNX.

Did you go shopping for a new BlackBerry at a big-box store in North America on a hot day, enjoying the cool air? QNX technology helps keep HVAC systems humming there.

Even your favorite pair of comfortable jeans (casual Friday, for the win!) was likely moved from the factory floor to the retail store with QNX-powered automated warehouse systems. The sweater you wore with them could have been made with QNX-based spinning and weaving systems.

It may sound crazy, but it’s not. QNX is just an extremely useful platform that’s leveraged to an extraordinary level.

Check out this Infographic to See Many More Applications

The infographic below covers many more ways QNX intersects with our daily lives. You’re likely to be surprised by some – if not most – of the applications.

When you consider QNX, you will “think left and think right and think low and think high.” There are a lot of things you can do with QNX, if you only try.

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About Matt Young

Matt Young is a writer and editor with experience in tech, music, news and entertainment. A current Performance Evangelist for Radware, Matt has previous experience with BlackBerry, and Avaya. He has a degree in Journalism from San Jose State University. Follow Matt on Twitter @techunraveler.

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