Garmin selects BlackBerry QNX for Android Auto Proof of Concept Demo

Garmin's Unified Cabin brings together multiple domains, touchscreens and wireless devices on a single SoC (system on chip)

Garmin has selected BlackBerry QNX technology for its next-generation, Android Automotive-based  proof of concept demonstration at CES 2023.

Garmin’s Unified Cabin brings together multiple domains, touchscreens and wireless devices on a single SoC (system on chip).

A designated Tier 1 automotive OEM supplier whose connected in-vehicle solutions are sought after for their compelling design, superior quality and value, Garmin provides infotainment and other vehicle electronics hardware and software to leading manufacturers such as BMW Group, Daimler, Ford, Honda, Toyota, and Geely.

BlackBerry will provide Garmin with the BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor. Garmin says it chose BlackBerry QNX because of the company’s deep expertise and strong track record of providing leading edge embedded software solutions that deliver safety, reliability and security, along with the company’s support for Google’s latest Android Automotive OS (AAOS) reference implementation (Trout 1.0).

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“We are excited to again collaborate with BlackBerry QNX to bring together multiple operating systems onto a single SoC used in Garmin’s Unified Cabin,” said Craig Puder, vice president of Garmin Automotive OEM engineering.

“Our strategic relationship grows stronger as automobile manufacturers seek safe and robust ways to safely run Android Automotive and RTOS simultaneously.”

By leveraging the QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor, Garmin’s Unified Cabin incorporates best-in-class BlackBerry security technologies that safeguard users against system malfunctions, malware and cybersecurity breaches.

These provide the necessary technology to power the industry’s next generation of products, while also supporting 64-bit ARMv8 computing platforms and Intel x86-64 architecture.

ISO 26262 ASIL D certification by TÜV Rheinland also guarantees that OEMs and manufacturers can utilize the QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor to accelerate product launches and develop connected cars with proven safety and reliable performance.

“We’re pleased to have been selected by Garmin, a perennial innovator whose products have enabled people to travel with confidence both on and off the road for decades,” said Grant Courville, VP, Products and Strategy at BlackBerry QNX.

“We have a long history of collaboration with Garmin, and we look forward to helping them drive even more automotive digital cockpit innovation based on our products.”

The Garmin Unified Cabin™ with BlackBerry QNX technology will be shown at CES 2023 in the Garmin Booth #3641 in the West Hall.