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.
Yes, Apple CarPlay runs on QNX. Makes sense – I’m guessing (?) in-car software needs a lot of certification and testing, which QNX’ in-car platforms all already have.
I am now intrigued as to how this is done. Does QNX have a running “iOS runtime” ontop similar to the android one?
In theory the difference between the two wouldnt be that great and they are both designed as runtimes and frameworks to run on a UNIX-like core…
Needless to say I highly doubt Apple would ever let Blackberry actually release a similar runtime on their phones, but maybe they would licence out certain parts like Siri?