QNX Software Systems Limited and Renesas Electronics are integrating support for the Renesas R-Car SoC (system on chip) platform into the QNX CAR application platform to help automotive companies reduce the time and effort of building advanced infotainment systems based on QNX software and Renesas' SoC. QNX Software Systems is also joining the Renesas R-Car consortium.
In March 2013, Renesas released R-Car H2, the first second-generation R-Car processor. QNX and Renesas intend to include support for the H2 as part of their ongoing collaboration.
“Renesas is an invaluable partner as we continue to expand our automotive business worldwide,” said Linda Campbell, Director of Strategic Alliances at QNX Software Systems. “Renesas and QNX have a long history of collaboration in successful production programs and, together, we can provide pre-integrated solutions to help customers stay competitive in the global automotive market.”
“The R-Car platform is designed to support the growing demand for ‘smarter’ in-car systems with advanced features such as high-performance multimedia, rich HMIs, and 3D graphics. These advanced features align with advantages offered by the QNX CAR application platform,” said Masayasu Yoshida, Senior Manager, Automotive Information System Solutions Department at Renesas Electronics. “We have a well-defined roadmap to support new requirements in automotive. This, combined with our support for the QNX CAR platform, enables us to respond to challenges faced by automakers and tier 1 suppliers quickly.”