This just in: Toyota Entune, the new in-car multimedia system based on the QNX CAR Application Platform, has won a CNET Best of CES award, in the Car Tech category.
The idea behind Toyota Entune is simple: to help drivers interact with mobile content and applications in a non-distracting, handsfree fashion. For instance, if you are searching for a nearby restaurant, you can simply ask Entune in a conversational fashion — no need to memorize specific voice commands.
The QNX CAR Application Platform provides the software foundation for the Entune system. According to Jon Bucci, VP of Advanced Technology at Toyota Motor Sales, “By choosing QNX CAR, Toyota was able to leverage a true automotive software platform as well as QNX Software Systems' deep production experience in automotive multimedia systems... the platform gives Toyota the flexibility to create a unique solution that brings compelling mobile content seamlessly into the vehicle.”
Entune was one of several QNX-powered automotive systems showcased at CES. These systems also included the BMW ConnectedDrive infotainment system, the Audi MMI 3D navigation system, and digital instrument clusters for the Jaguar XJ and Land Rover Range Rover.
Here's a screen capture of the Toyota Entune system:
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