“Apple has announced their ‘iOS in a car’ initiative dubbed CarPlay,” Lucas Atkins reports for N4BB. “Apple’s CarPlay will require an iPhone for usage. The CarPlay system is primarily accessed by use of Siri, which will give you access to notifications and voice command-driven calls and messaging, as well as iTunes, podcasts, third-party streaming services and so on.”

“The QNX website lists Apple as a QNX strategic partner in automotive,” Hall reports. “Yes, you read that correctly. Apple is a strategic partner for QNX in automotive.”

Hall reports, “We reached out to Paul Leroux at QNX and he has confirmed… ‘Connectivity to smartphones and other mobile devices is a key strength of QNX Software Systems’ platform for car infotainment systems, and many automakers and tier one automotive suppliers use our platform to implement smartphone/head-unit integration in their vehicles. We have a long-standing partnership with Apple to ensure high-quality connectivity with their devices, and this partnership extends to support for Apple CarPlay.'”

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