BlackBerry Limited has launched the BlackBerry QNX Acoustics Management Platform (AMP) 3.0, the latest version of its automotive acoustics software that enables auto makers to design and manage the total acoustic experience in their cars – saving costs and shortening time-to-production, while delivering new features and high sound quality.
According to BlackBerry, modern vehicles contain multiple acoustic and audio signal-processing systems, often sharing microphones and loudspeakers. These systems can interact with each other in unpredictable ways, resulting in unpleasant feedback or echoes. QNX AMP 3.0 eliminates this issue by offering a unified approach to managing acoustics in the car and allowing subsystems to work together seamlessly.
“For automotive manufacturers, the need to meet increasing demands for in-car sound quality, while incorporating new acoustic capabilities, has resulted in increasing costs and complexity,” said Grant Courville, VP, product management and strategy, BlackBerry QNX. “In response, QNX AMP 3.0 enables auto makers to manage car acoustics holistically with a single software solution. Both the development savings and potential bill of materials cost reductions are significant, and will no doubt resonate with auto makers.”
QNX AMP 3.0 is a modular and flexible system that allows auto makers to activate just the features they need across their product line or for each option package as required. While previous releases provided the core acoustics functionality required in modern vehicles, with QNX AMP 3.0 chimes and safety alerts have been added to notify the driver of an impending threat or vehicle condition, alongside a complete speaker management package, providing OEMs with a one-stop acoustics shop that can scale from base level radios to premium audio.