Toyota gets "Entune" with QNX

This just in: QNX has announced that its QNX CAR Application Platform has been chosen as the software foundation for the new Toyota Entune multimedia system.

According to the press release, "Toyota Entune leverages the customer’s mobile phone... to create a rich in-vehicle experience that delivers integrated navigation, entertainment, and information services. The system also provides conversational voice recognition and in-vehicle controls that allow the customer to take advantage of these services without having to touch their mobile phone."

QNX Software Systems is a pioneer in smartphone integration for the car (see earlier posts), so I'm not surprised that Toyota chose the QNX platform for the new Entune system. In fact, I broke the story about Toyota's plans to use QNX-based infotainment systems back in 2009. The experience of working with those systems no doubt swayed Toyota's decision, as did QNX's pioneering work for the first LTE Connected Car, (see posts here and here), a specially modified Toyota Prius.

Stay tuned for photos and additional information on the Entune system.

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