QNX demoed some slick new apps at CES, such as a touchscreen infotainment system that integrates with a digital instrument cluster:
After seeing this I couldn't help but wonder why no CarPCs run on this platform. It's the framework used by many OEMs. It's got (among other things) well-regarded audio DSP libraries for echo cancellation and handsfree apps. QNX has a hefty license fee BUT, after digging around their site, it seems they offer a free perpetual license for non-commercial use:
Seems like an open-source QNX CarPC would be a good project. Anyone QNX devs here? Does this sound like a realistic project?? I would be interested in contributing...