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Feature-by-feature demo of the QNX CAR 2 application plat (The next big thing?)
QNX ^ | Aug 31, 2012

Posted on 07/22/2013 8:21:00 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://www.qnx.com/

This the home page of QNX Software Systems QNX realtime RTOS - Operating systems, development tools, realtime operating system software and services for ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: carelectromics; qnx
Don't know if this is available in a specific auto....but is very interesting as to what might be coming in the furute.
1 posted on 07/22/2013 8:21:00 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce; SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; SierraWasp

Came across this from a comment on a technical website.


2 posted on 07/22/2013 8:23:43 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

way cool!


3 posted on 07/22/2013 8:23:43 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

QNX has been a big player in embedded systems for a long time. Their stuff is rock solid. (They also license their stuff to the new Blackberry).

I remember back in the 90s they made a QNX OS and Browser on a bootable diskette that could run with any popular network card or modem. Amazing feat in that era.


4 posted on 07/22/2013 8:26:29 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh, great....more chances for idiots on the road to drive 10 mph UNDER the speed limit....or smash into someone. It’s a CAR!!! Not a HOUSE. Plus, the gov’t will REALLY love it.


5 posted on 07/22/2013 8:28:23 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Chrysler MyGig radios run on the QNX OS. Since late 2007.


6 posted on 07/22/2013 8:33:30 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Mr. K

Way cool indeed.

Trojan functions:

1. Full throttle.
2. Full brake right front.
3. Full brake left front.
4. Full brake right rear.
5. Full brake left rear.
6. Open or close sun roof when it rains.
7. Honk horn.
8. Shoot lighter into drivers lap.
9. Shoot ashtray into back seat.
10 Hard right.
11. Hard left.
12. Turn off lights.
13. Lock all doors.
14. Turn all graphics to deaths heads.
15. Take off.
16. Land.
17. Turn off brakes.

There’s FUN to be had with this car....


7 posted on 07/22/2013 8:40:48 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Watch for the Michael Hastings line of apps like the convenient Engine Ejector, The always handy Occupant Toaster, and the killer Remote Brake and Throttle Control!
8 posted on 07/22/2013 8:41:41 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Jack of all Trades

You beat me to it... I was going to say “Beta tested by Michael Hastings.”


9 posted on 07/22/2013 8:44:58 AM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: ltc8k6

Thanks for the info.


10 posted on 07/22/2013 8:46:55 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
What the heck does this stuff actually do? What is it for? Entertainment? In an automobile? Aren't there enough distractions that people have to deal with when operating a motor vehicle?

I'm all for technology but this is ridiculous. When in the driver's seat, one needs to concentrate on one's primary duty. Not fart around with the touch screen on the dash to get the music to sound just right.

11 posted on 07/22/2013 8:56:47 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Don't tell my mother that I'm an NFA dealer...She still thinks I own a chain of whore houses.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wonder what the new Jaguar convert is running? damn,, I used to get off pressing the transmission buttons on the old 50s cars, not while moving, of course. ;-]

Granddaddy’s OLds come a long way..


12 posted on 07/22/2013 9:03:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

So you have no use for any of the various navagation systems?


13 posted on 07/22/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’ve worked with QNX stuff. Tend to agree that they put out solid stuff.

The idea of an RTOS is not new and I suspect that there are a LOT of RTOS’s around if you look hard enough and I also suspect that they all pretty much do what they purport to do. Haven’t gone to the QNX website however, so maybe they are adding their own cool special sauce.


14 posted on 07/22/2013 9:06:51 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Hardraade

and my favorte:

18) HCF- Halt and catch fire


15 posted on 07/22/2013 9:10:55 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So many toys to play with while one is cruising along at a 100 mph along their local 25 mph speed zone city streets.


16 posted on 07/22/2013 9:12:01 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Don’t worry, there’s always a large focus on “driver distraction” issues with these systems. Many functions are only available to the driver when the vehicle is stopped.

I’m in this industry and it is a constant question. It is why some car makers don’t use a touchscreen, it requires too much attention even when selecting simple features. Some companies (BMW) use “haptic” devices so you can “learn” movements and execute features without even looking at the screen.

That said. Consider a minivan with a bunch of kids on a long trip. Is it “just” for transport? No, it *is* an entertainment hub. Basically, any device (rear entertainment systems, tablets, etc.) should be able to share media and be played on any screen, speaker, headset, etc. - the requirements just grow and grow.


17 posted on 07/22/2013 9:16:38 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
So you have no use for any of the various navagation systems?

Not for me unless you can pull it out and use it as a trail GPS :^) I'm sure this demonstration is an admirable technical/engineering accomplishment but no personal application whatsoever for me, particularly the social media tiles.

18 posted on 07/22/2013 9:17:50 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: fuzzylogic
That said. Consider a minivan with a bunch of kids on a long trip. Is it “just” for transport? No, it *is* an entertainment hub.

I feel sorry for people trapped in a virtual electronic world. Our kids read books and look outside occasionally. Sorry, we're different.

19 posted on 07/22/2013 9:23:34 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: fuzzylogic
That said. Consider a minivan with a bunch of kids on a long trip. Is it “just” for transport? No, it *is* an entertainment hub.

I feel sorry for people trapped in a virtual electronic world. Our kids read books and look outside occasionally. Sorry, we're different.

20 posted on 07/22/2013 9:23:35 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

None.


21 posted on 07/22/2013 9:55:41 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Don't tell my mother that I'm an NFA dealer...She still thinks I own a chain of whore houses.)
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To: fuzzylogic
Many functions are only available to the driver when the vehicle is stopped.

That's good. I know that phone calls are blocked while moving. It's good that other features are blocked as well.

22 posted on 07/22/2013 10:05:08 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

three automotive “solutions” addressing three real needs in automotive engineering. from the luxurious and cool, to the interesting but skeptical approach to the truly revolutionary:

cool

http://www.flixxy.com/high-tech-car-door.htm#.UVsUWZbkZac

skeptical

http://www.flixxy.com/zero-pollution-automobile.htm#.UVsS9ZbkZac

way cool - not photoshopped, but how??

http://www.flixxy.com/volkswagen-levitating-car.htm#.UVsQR5bkZac


23 posted on 07/22/2013 11:14:53 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: steve86

...and what if they could have a library of e-books available? Along with you being able to monitor/enforce what they can do?

Of course, car makers go by feature demand...so this stuff is only going to get more complex.


24 posted on 07/22/2013 11:31:27 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: Wuli

Thanks, will be watching for the VW.


25 posted on 07/22/2013 11:59:00 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: fuzzylogic

For some people, sure, but I generally go for the stripped “S” model or sometimes even commercial fleet model. Have even bypassed A/C although the van does have it. No one has ever sold me a vehicle based on option availability or any feture that doesn’t have to do with the drivetrain or carrying/towing capacity.

Some day I will have to capitulate on the e-book readers but when I do it probably won’t have any degree of integration with the vehicle we’re riding in.


26 posted on 07/22/2013 11:59:34 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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