This just in: QNX Software Systems has announced that Onstar's aftermarket rearview mirror, dubbed the OnStar FMV, is based on the QNX OS.
The premise of the FMV of simple: Bring the safety and security features of OnStar to non-GM vehicles. These features include automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation, hands-free calling, stolen vehicle recovery, and one-touch emergency calling.
The FMV also uses the QNX acoustic processing suite, which filters out noise and echo to improve the quality of hands-free calls. The suite eliminates the lengthy tuning process required by conventional solutions, as well as the need for dedicated acoustic processing hardware. Or as my marketing friends would say, it saves time and money.
To read the press release, click here.
If you have time for a video, here's a commercial promoting the FMV's stolen vehicle recovery feature. It's a clever piece of advertising: You never actually see the FMV or the car it helped recover. The focus is strictly on the user and how the FMW saves her day (and, apparently, a pair of shoes):