MyGIG Infotainment System Harnesses Advanced QNX Software
OTTAWA - Chrysler's MyGIG Infotainment System is powered by the QNX Neutrino RTOS. MyGIG is an infotainment system developed for the automotive market.
An infotainment and navigation system, MyGIG offers a 20GB hard drive for storing and organizing music and pictures, USB support for MP3 player synchronization and file downloads, GPS navigation with 2D and 3D graphics, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) features include a full-color touchscreen display and a voice recognition interface for hands-free cell phone use, destination entry, and control of radio functions. MyGIG is available today in 2007 models of Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Nitro, and Jeep Wrangler vehicles.
"As automakers continue to add more sophisticated features to their in-car infotainment systems to keep up with advancements in consumer electronics, the operating system backbones of these applications are becoming even more critical," said Phil Magney, principal analyst at Telematics Research Group. "QNX Neutrino offers automakers and Tier One suppliers an embedded platform with the flexibility to offer software upgrades so that they can keep up with evolving technology formats -- meaning consumers don't have to worry about whether or not their new phone or media player will be compatible with their new car."