QNX and Aisin AW to Provide Localized In-Vehicle Navigation for Japanese and Worldwide Markets

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Aisin AW to integrate its navigation engine into the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment

LAS VEGAS, 2014 International CES (North Hall, Booth 536), January 7, 2014 QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, today announced that ., Ltd., a leading supplier of navigation systems and software solutions to automakers and automotive electronics manufacturers worldwide, will integrate its navigation engine into the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment. QNX Software Systems and Aisin AW will showcase the capabilities of the navigation engine this week, at the 2014 International CES tradeshow.

Since 1992, Aisin AW has been providing navigation systems that enable safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly driving through voice and visual guidance. The company’s navigation systems support a variety of countries and regions.

“QNX Software Systems and the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment support the vision of our software business. Together, our technologies can help customers build infotainment systems with the latest navigation features sought after by OEMs worldwide,” said Kyomi Morimoto, officer, vehicle information technology division, Aisin AW. “Navigation is an important aspect of the vehicle experience and this collaboration with QNX Software Systems will help us reach a wider market globally, including customers in Japan.”

Aisin AW navigation systems are deployed in numerous in-car systems. Aisin AW customers include Toyota, Audi, Volkswagen, General Motors, Fujitsu Ten, Panasonic, and others. Furthermore, Aisin AW has developed a new navigation engine for the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment.

“Aisin AW’s exceptional navigation capabilities are valued by global automotive companies, including those in Japan, and we are thrilled that our QNX CAR Platform customers will have access to this technology, which can significantly enhance the navigation experience,” said Peter McCarthy, director, global partnerships, QNX Software Systems.

QNX Software Systems has licensed its software technology for use in tens of millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, including 3D navigation systems, multimedia head units, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, and hands-free systems. The company’s QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment offers a unique set of pre-integrated technologies to help reduce development efforts and speed time to market for connected, media-rich infotainment systems. The platform is also highly flexible, providing customers with support for a rich choice of application environments, smartphone platforms, user interface technologies, and connectivity standards.

About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry® Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB), is a leading vendor of operating systems, automotive software, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for vehicle infotainment units, network routers, medical devices, industrial automation systems, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com, follow @QNX_News on Twitter, and visit www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems. For updates on the company's automotive work, follow @QNX_Auto and visit qnxauto.blogspot.com.


About Aisin AW

Aisin AW Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of automatic transmissions and car navigation systems. The company has the largest share of the global automatic transmission market as its products are used by 43 auto manufacturers. The company also promotes the development of eco-friendly technologies via hybrid systems and other products.

In 1992, Aisin AW successfully developed the world’s first voice navigation system. The company’s car navigation systems have been adopted by major auto manufacturers and suppliers around the world, including Toyota, Audi, Volkswagen, General Motors, Fujitsu Ten, Panasonic, and more.

Aisin AW Co., Ltd. was founded in 1969, and has its head office in Anjo City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. For more information, please visit http://www.aisin-aw.co.jp/en/.


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Editorial Contacts, QNX

Devan Gillick

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Paul Leroux

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Editorial Contact, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.

Ryusuke Nishimura

81-564-57-3785
i36597_nishimura@aisin-aw.co.jp



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