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Nautical Navigation / Infotainment Demo A demo of Qt 5 on QNX and KDAB’s design services.

QNX CAR is a framework for building In-Vehicle Infotainment systems, including:

  • the QNX OS
  • a powerful mobile connectivity framework
  • a best-in-class acoustic, noise reduction, and hands-free solution
  • an HMI framework supporting HTML5, Qt, and other native UI toolsets.

Using Qt5 on QNX, we created a mock-up of a modern interface for a sailing boat, to demonstrate the power of Qt and particularly QtQuick2.

We decided to create a concept of a boat dashboard instead of a car, because we believe that more and more vehicles will get a modern interface in the future.

Of course, many features exist in common, such as navigation, music player, vehicle status (fuel level, oil level, temperature, battery…).

Communication is a little bit different, with radio-based communication system at the push of a button. Finally some features are very specific to sail boats, such as the wind direction and speed.

Technologies/Services used:

  • QNX
  • Qt Quick 2
  • UI / UX Design


  • OMAP5432 EVM board by SVTRONICS
  • Two ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore processors
  • Multicore POWERVR SGX544-MPx graphics accelerators
  • 10” LCD LVDS bundle with capacitive touchscreen and ambient light sensor



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