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Date: 29-08-13

Garmin automotive infotainment systems is powered by QNX software

QNX Software Systems has announced that Garmin International has selected the QNX CAR platform to power the new Garmin K2 platform.

Garmin K2 features multiple digital displays, voice control, smartphone integration, and embedded 4G connectivity as an option. The infotainment system provides access to navigation, vehicle diagnostics, media streaming , and realtime information access from the Internet.

“Our K2 platform will provide customers with the exceptional in-vehicle user experience they expect from Garmin — and the QNX CAR platform has played a major role in helping us to achieve our goal of providing both world-class software reliability and flexible access to emerging consumer applications,” said Matt Munn, Garmin managing director, automotive OEM. “From the proven stability and performance of the QNX architecture to the company’s worldwide industry recognition and acceptance, QNX was the logical choice.”

Other key features of the Garmin K2 platform include 3D-enhanced city model, MyTrends predictive services calendar and text messaging integration, and remote personalization and control via web portal or smartphone.

“We are thrilled and honored that Garmin chose QNX technology to power its K2 platform,” said Derek Kuhn, vice president of sales and marketing, QNX Software Systems. “They have raised the bar for automotive infotainment system functionality, providing an innovative solution that appeals to both automakers and consumers.”

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