Today TeleNav Inc. announced their partnership with QNX Software Systems. Their plan is to integrate connected GPS navigation to sync with the QNX car application platform. This will vastly expand the possibilities of automakers to help integrate 3D turn-by turn navigation and voice/audio prompts” to a much wider audience.
Both TeleNav and QNX will be demonstrating their latest innovations to the industry at this CES in Las Vegas.
TeleNav and QNX Team to Demonstrate Navigation and Search
TeleNav’s Connected Navigation and Local Search to Work with the QNX CAR Application Platform
LAS VEGAS, NV — (MARKET WIRE) — 01/04/11 — TeleNav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV), one of the largest global wireless navigation services providers, andQNX Software Systems Co. today announced that QNX and TeleNav have partnered to enable connected GPS navigation to work with the QNX CAR™ Application Platform. Automakers and Tier One suppliers using the QNX CAR Application Platform will soon have the ability to offer connected navigation and search, providing drivers with 3D turn-by-turn navigation and voice/audio prompts, along with real-time information like up-to-date maps, business listings, local places, traffic information, gas prices and more. QNX and TeleNav will demonstrate connected navigation and search in the QNX CAR Application Platform this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV.
“A key goal of the QNX CAR Application Platform is to leverage the latest innovations in mobile devices and consumer electronics in a way that is appropriate for in-vehicle use,” said Andrew Poliak, director of automotive business development, QNX Software Systems. “It just made sense to partner with TeleNav to make sure our products work together to offer the best in navigation technology.”
“QNX is clearly a leader when it comes to automotive operating systems,” said Hassan Wahla, vice president of business development for TeleNav. “We look forward to working with the QNX team to bring OEMs and Tier One suppliers high quality, customized connected navigation and comprehensive local search capabilities.”
QNX Software Systems is the global leader in operating systems and middleware for the in-car telematics and infotainment market, and has licensed its technology for use in more than 20 million in-vehicle systems worldwide. The QNX CAR Application Platform is designed to help the automotive industry reduce the cost and effort of building in-car infotainment systems. It allows customers to evaluate a rich set of pre-integrated technologies.