QNX Software Systems Limited today announced that Garmin International has selected the QNX CAR™ platform to power the new Garmin K2 platform, the company’s next-generation infotainment solution for automotive OEMs.

“We are thrilled and honored that Garmin chose QNX technology to power its K2 platform,” said Derek Kuhn, vice president of sales and marketing, QNX Software Systems. “They have raised the bar for automotive infotainment system functionality, providing an innovative solution that appeals to both automakers and consumers.”

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K2’s capabilities include multiple digital displays, on- and off-board voice recognition, smartphone integration, and optional embedded 4G connectivity. The system provides drivers access to navigation, vehicle diagnostics, a variety of communications options, streaming media, and realtime information from the web. Other key features of the Garmin K2 platform include 3D-enhanced city model, MyTrends predictive services calendar and text messaging integration, and remote personalization and control via web portal or smartphone.