QNX-powered BMW infotainment systems shortlisted for Global Mobile Award

This just in: The GSMA has announced that BMW and QNX are joint finalists in the 2011 Global Mobile Awards. The two companies were nominated for the BMW ConnectedDrive and MINI Connected in-car infotainment systems, both of which run on the QNX Neutrino RTOS.

The BMW systems are up against four other products in the "Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive & Transport" category. The finalists include Nissan, Parkopedia, PSA, Peugeot Citro├źn, Vodafone, and TomTom. For details, see the complete list of nominees.

According to Rob Conway, CEO of the GSMA, the Global Mobile Awards received more than 470 submissions this year, of which 115 were shortlisted.

This year at CES, QNX showcased the ConnectedDrive system in a very cool BMW Z4 roadster. Check out this video for a guided tour of the system's mobile-office features:


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