From enhancing the acoustic experience in software-defined vehicles (SDVs), to establishing foundational initiatives and educational programs that will turbocharge software innovation efforts for embedded systems, BlackBerry QNX had an eventful exhibition at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
“We are on our way towards an automotive metaverse-like developer environment and QNX will ensure we get there.” — Martin Stamm, Technical Lead of the CAEdge framework at Continental.
In case you missed it, here are highlights of what BlackBerry QNX announced at CES® 2023:
Embedded System Developers, Start Your Engines: Introducing QNX Accelerate
QNX® Accelerate, an initiative that makes the cloud-enabled version of the industry-leading QNX® Neutrino® Real Time Operating System (RTOS) and QNX® OS for Safety available in the AWS Marketplace, is now up and running. Offering BlackBerry® QNX® solutions in a cloud environment is a milestone for embedded systems development. It enables mission-critical application developers worldwide — and across industries including automotive, robotics, medical devices, industrial controls, and aerospace and defense — to accelerate development cycles and reduce time-to-market for new, innovative solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Prior to general availability, early access versions of QNX in the Cloud were made available to select OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, including Marelli and Continental. The two leading Tier 1 global automotive suppliers are currently trialing the solution for developing their next-generation automotive technology. Their responses have been overwhelmingly positive.
“Migrating our core software stack to the QNX cloud has been a game-changer for our virtual software development and validation efforts, significantly boosting the efficiency of our developers and improving overall time-to-market for new features in the vehicle,” said Martin Stamm, Technical Lead of the CAEdge framework at Continental. “The environmental parity between the Graviton instances on AWS and the physical vehicle computer allow us to directly deploy the same binaries to the cloud and to the vehicle, marking a very significant first step in our vision toward delivering SDVs that are built, tested and validated virtually in software before being physically created.”
QNX-Enhanced In-Car Audio Experience in SDVs
Marelli also expanded its seven-year collaboration with BlackBerry QNX, announcing plans to deploy the new QNX® Acoustics Management Platform (AMP) and QNX® Hypervisor® as part of its enhanced in-car audio experience in SDVs.
The deployment will significantly improve voice command accuracy, and reduce unwanted echo and background noise that can spoil hands-free communications in the car. The active sound design module in the QNX AMP will also support creation of individual sound zones, voice recognition across multiple zones within the vehicle, and active noise cancellation for a better managed acoustic experience.