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Link Motion develops connected car computer with Qt

Published - August 9, 2016

Link Motion has chosen to use Qt to create their Automotive Computer Platform. Following the success of their pilot project with Qt, the company has extended the use of Qt in the development of their integrated automotive computer which includes infotainment and instrument clusters.

Helsinki, Finland – August 9, 2016 – Founded to create a new value chain in the automotive industry, Link Motion is a dedicated automotive software and hardware company that focuses on the core computing problem in the automotive connected world: creating secure, robust and reliable car computing platform in a cost efficient way. Link Motion solution is a single computer that supports multiple displays, including central unit, cluster and HUD for a wide range of automotive customers. Unlike most automotive entertainment and information systems, Link Motion’s car computer was designed with security built in from the start. This is the foundation that needs to be completed with superior automotive user experience.

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Link Motion Moves to Qt

Using Qt technology in the development of the user interface provides opportunities for a better user experience and flexible customization for each customer project. Open source technologies such as Qt are a must for enabling new solution architectures. Link Motion chose to use Qt because of its wide ecosystem support, effective tool chain and because it was so easy to rapidly create high performance (60fps) interfaces. These are great benefits also in terms of reducing time to market. Jouni Mikkonen, CEO of Link Motion says: “Qt is a great choice for us in building an excellent and customizable user experience. Thanks to its graphical capabilities, we are able to render visually impressive, high-performance, hardware accelerated graphics on two or three screens at once. Our cooperation with Qt continues even tighter now after the first successful project.”

Tero Marjamäki, the Head of Automotive at The Qt Company, states: “I am really excited about Link Motion’s decision to use Qt for their multi-screen automotive solution. The automotive industry is following us closely and we already have a broad range of automotive brands in our portfolio. Tier-1s and OEMs who are developing in-vehicle systems for regular family cars, to electric vehicles, sports cars and super cars are turning to Qt for a solution that is setting the new industry standard for automotive cockpit development. Working together with Link Motion, further strengthens Qt’s position in the automotive cluster and HUD solutions.”

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For more information, please contact:

Link Motion, Sarianne Niemi
+358 50 520 3183, sarianne.niemi@link-motion.com

The Qt Company, Kristian Orispää
+358 40 450 4942, kristian.orispaa@qt.io

Link Motion

Founded to create a new value chain in the automotive industry, Link Motion is a dedicated automotive software and hardware company that focuses on the core problem in a connected world: creating secure, robust and reliable computing in a cost efficient way. What sets us apart from other automotive software companies is that we also design our own automotive hardware. In a connected world, without security, you are not assured of safety. Our system, which was designed with security throughout, shields vehicles from attack through our multi-point defences. Link Motion’s single vehicle computer centralizes new functions and connected devices to create more secure vehicles. From our headquarters in Finland our team of 60 experienced software engineers have been designing and developing software for global automotive markets since 2007. To serve our global customers we have offices in three other major automotive markets, the USA, China and Japan. Read more at www.link-motion.com

The Qt Company

The Qt Company develops and delivers the Qt development framework under commercial and open source licenses. We enable the reuse of software code across all operating systems, platforms and screen types, from desktops and embedded systems to wearables and mobile devices. Qt is used by approximately one million developers worldwide and is the leading independent technology behind millions of devices and applications. Qt is the platform of choice for in-vehicle systems, industrial automation devices and other business critical application manufacturers, and is used by leading global players in 70+ industries. The Qt Company is owned by the Qt Group, which operates in China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia and USA with more than 200 employees worldwide. The Qt Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company’s net sales in year 2015 was 27 MEUR. To learn more visit http://qt.io