[CES 2013] The QNX platform is not only what RIM’s Blackberry 10 mobile operating system is based on, but it is used in other products, cars being one of them, and during CES 2013, the company took the wraps off a Bentley Continental GT where the QNX Car application platform was demonstrated. This demonstration was to show how the QNX platform is being used to allow customers to create the “connected cockpit” of tomorrow. Gone are small-ish flat displays that one might find in the central stack – instead the creators of the concept have installed a large and curved DLP display from Texas Instruments which not only feature Full HD graphics, but will also feature Texas Instruments’ optical touch input technology that actually allows physical knobs to be mounted on the display itself.
Other features include 3D navigation from Elektrobit, voice recognition software using AT&T’s Watson allowing for hands-free control, smartphone integration for the streaming of music, and even an infotainment system with Shazam’s music discovery service and Pandora Internet Radio! More information about the concept car can be found at QNX’s blog, but in the meantime you can check out the video above just to get an idea of how all of this was put together.
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