QNX Digital Mirrors have won Engadget’s Best of CES 2015, according to BlackBerryOS.com
QNX is quickly gaining recognition and building a solid reputation for providing automobile connectivity, which brings BlackBerry another step closer to continued development in the Internet of Things (IoT) as a major player.
This latest win is a “thing” which is part of the QNX Maserati concept car. It connects to other “things” in the car. This particular thing, replaces the usual side and rearview mirrors in the car as part of its ADAS (advance driver assistance systems) campaign.
Not only do the side-view screens eliminate blind spots, they also give a red warning overlay if an obstacle is in the way when making a lane change. If the coast is clear, the overlay is green. The rear-view display is a wide-angle view behind the car that provides the driver with an expanded picture that’s larger than what you’d see with a typical mirror.
Engadget explains the features of QNX digital mirrors thus:
Unlike typical car mirrors, the cameras on the QNX car are able to easily reposition when reversing, for example, offering you a better and safer view. Another standout safety feature is the increased coverage, which means the car’s blindspot is all but eliminated. Also, the side mirrors feature a colored strip in the lower section that turns red from green when something is approaching on that side. Sitting down in the cockpit during our demo, QNX’s Alex James was able to show us what we’d see if the car’s mirrors were still in place and the difference was fairly dramatic. This idea seems like a natural progression for the automotive world; we’re curious to see if and how this eventually gets implemented.