Freescale and QNX Partner with RealVNC for MirrorLink™
November 11, 2013 by John Day
RealVNC said it has formed partnerships with Freescale® Semiconductor and QNX Software Systems Limited. Freescale selected RealVNC as a partner for MirrorLink™ certified in-car connectivity and QNX will work with RealVNC to bring RealVNC’s MirrorLink mobile-to-vehicle connectivity solution to the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment.
VNC Automotive allows safe and secure access and control of a mobile device from a vehicle head unit or infotainment system. It gives drivers access to all of their smartphone content, such as navigation applications, music libraries and Internet radio stations, while on the move. The mobile device can be directly controlled from the infotainment system touch screen, vehicle bezel keys, steering wheel switches and by voice command, ensuring all content can be accessed safely.
RealVNC’s VNC Automotive technology is MirrorLink™ certified and available on Freescale i.MX 5 and i.MX 6 automotive platforms running on operating systems including QNX, Windows CE, Android and Linux. The Freescale and VNC Automotive collaboration is intended to help partners bring products to market quickly, minimizing development and test time and providing state of the art MirrorLink™ compliant products.
“We are delighted to have been selected by Freescale as a Proven Partner within the Freescale Connect Partner Program to provide VNC Automotive and MirrorLink™ support into its automotive infotainment processors,” said Tom Blackie, Vice President Mobile of RealVNC.
“RealVNC is an ideal partner to provide state of the art in-car connectivity,” added Dan Loop, Automotive Business Development Manager for Freescale’s MCU business. The RealVNC SDK enables Freescale to offer an off-the-shelf MirrorLink certified solution on QNX, Windows CE, Android and Linux across Freescale’s i.MX 5 and i.MX 6 processors, ultimately reducing integration cost and TTM for our shared customers.”
For further details about the Freescale Connect Partner program, please visit http://www.freescale.com/webapp/connect/memberDirSearch.sp?&tid=redALLIANCES_HOME.
QNX CAR Platform
The QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment supports a rich choice of application environments and smartphone platforms, as well as a comprehensive set of pre-integrated components to help automotive companies build connected, custom-branded, and media-rich infotainment systems.
With RealVNC’s MirrorLink™ Certified VNC Automotive SDK integrated in the QNX CAR Platform, QNX Software Systems can offer additional connectivity features for integrating cars and smartphones through Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and USB™, and provide customers with a proven solution that enables quicker time to market.
“RealVNC has created the industry benchmark for the MirrorLink standard, which enables seamless connectivity between smartphones and car infotainment systems, and we’re pleased to offer our customers RealVNC’s implementation in the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment,” said Peter McCarthy, Director, Global Partnerships, QNX Software Systems.
“We are delighted to work with QNX Software Systems on integrating VNC Automotive into the QNX CAR Platform,” said RealVNC’s Tom Blackie. “Many tier 1 and auto OEM customers are already using the proven combination of RealVNC and QNX technologies in production programs.”