BlackBerry and Marelli Power Enhanced In-Car Audio Experiences

Marelli, an automotive technology supplier, has selected the BlackBerry QNX Acoustics Management Platform (AMP) as part of its enhanced in-car audio experience.

Marelli will deploy the QNX Acoustics Management Platform (AMP) and QNX Hypervisor to improve voice command accuracy and reduce unwanted echo and background noise that can spoil hands-free communications in the car. The Active Sounds Design module within the QNX AMP will also support creation of individual sound zones, voice recognition across multiple zones within the vehicle, and active noise cancellation.

"Echoing, background noise interference, and poor sound quality have long plagued hands-free communications from in-car audio systems," said John Wall, senior vice president and head of BlackBerry QNX, in a statement. "With the rise of software-defined vehicles, the industry now has the tools to tackle these irritations and create a better, more enjoyable environment. This is another stride in our long-term collaboration with Marelli to reinvent the journey experience for motoring consumers using intelligent next-generation cockpit technology."

"Once again, we're employing the proven capabilities of the BlackBerry QNX platform to address the challenges and opportunities of the auto industry's transformation to the software-defined vehicle," said Yannick Hoyau, vice president of engineering and innovation for electronic systems at Marelli, in a statement. "Our continued relationship is testimony to not only the commercial value of our combined vision, but also our shared commitment to empower the future of connected cars with secure, safe, and innovative technologies."

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