Building World-Class Digital Cockpits, Innovative Devices, and Pioneering Industry Solutions with Qt

Experience Qt at CES2017

Performance and design, not to mention price, still matter for automakers and consumer electronic innovators today – however consumers are quickly learning to demand more from their cars, devices and smarter gadgets. Qt is the software development framework of choice for creating, building and deploying millions of connected embedded devices and applications. Bringing together best practices across 70 industries, Qt is fueling innovation among top-tier automakers and industry leaders around the world.

According to Business Insider, “381 million connected cars will be on the road by 2020, up from 36 million in 2015. Furthermore, BI Intelligence forecasts that connected cars will generate $8.1 trillion between 2015 and 2020.” In the auto industry, consumers and manufacturers have started to dive into the potential of the vehicle’s interior. Specifically, the digital cockpit, including the digital cluster, head’s up display (HUD) and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, and the promise of the Internet of Things. Today’s roads are full of vehicles, and the challenge of being a winning manufacturer includes having the competitive advantages that define success for the future. Cars are already loaded with sensors, all of which can be utilized to optimize driver and passenger experiences.

Innovations Built with Qt

Today, some of the most inspiring luxury and supercar manufacturers, as well as more than a dozen leading European and Asian top-tier volume automobile manufacturers are building innovative solutions with Qt.

According to Tero Marjamäki, Head of Automotive at The Qt Company, “As a leading cross-platform development tool - Qt is everywhere in the next generation digital cockpit. Qt is an industry-wide solution that not only cuts down development times, but it also helps speed up testing and simulation of your product significantly. Developing a great digital cockpit has never been easier - just take Qt Automotive Suite and begin working on your next generation system today with less code and improved agility, allowing you to focus on innovation. If you are creative and capable as a developer and have a good team, this is the toolset that allows you to build something truly unique, and you can do it all with less code.”

Qt Lite Enables IoT Solutions

Approximately one month before CES2017, the New York Times raised the question “Are gadgets dead?” (read the article here). However, according to Venturebeat, “despite the gadget apocalypse” some 180,000 attendees are expected at CES2017 in Las Vegas with some 20,000 new devices to be launched at the event. Some manufacturers are seeing record sales and claim record profits made in 2016 with more expected in 2017.

How can you get ahead of the competition in this environment? You need agility and speed, to help reduce development times, fail-fast, and increase time-to-market - simply put ‘code less, create more’. With Qt, you have a toolset that allows the team to develop in the morning and simulate in the afternoon. Shedding some excess weight, Qt Lite contains a comprehensive set of tools that expands Qt’s framework and improves speed and performance, making it easier to work with Qt for embedded devices than ever before. Users can reduce their memory footprint by up to 60% and optimize performance and boot time with a whole new configuration system, which widens the install-base of Qt-powered devices such as wearables and other lower-level IoT devices. Learn more here.

Qt Everywhere at CES 2017

On the 50th anniversary of the world’s leading consumer electronics event in dazzling Las Vegas, Qt will be everywhere at CES 2017. Experience the latest development in connected devices & powerful cross-platform applications in our meeting suite and CES show front.

Interact with innovative demonstrations at the Westgate Meeting suite #2010:

  • Future Multiscreen UI – Qt Automotive Suite
    Research different UI concepts in vehicle instrument clusters and IVI systems to integrate different Qt technologies relevant especially to the automotive industry.
  • IVI & Application Store Implementation – Qt Automotive Suite
    Streamline reference UI designs for IVI systems including multiple IVI applications and application store development.
  • Boot-time Optimization
    Boot up your project in 1.2 seconds with Qt and Toradex Apalis i.MX6 Computer on Modules
  • Qt on Android Wear
    Easily Kickstart Qt for wearables with Qt 5.7
  • Qt Lite Project for IoT
    Faster, smaller and more impressive Qt than ever made for IoT system development.
Visit the industry leaders on the show floor:
  • LG – WebOS TV platform devices and Vehicle Component (VC) built with Qt, LVCC North Hall Upper level meeting rooms
  • Formlabs – Advanced connected 3D printers built with Qt, Tech West, Sans Expo Center, Booth #43215
  • Delphi – IVI system based on Qt 5.5 built with Qt, LVCC North Plaza 
  • HARMAN – Automated UI Development Suite built with Qt, Hard Rock Hotel, 4th floor private meeting rooms, and GENIVI Showcase on Thursday, January 5 at the Bellagio
  • BlackBerry QNX – Qt-based system using QNX Platform for Infotainment, LVCC North Hall #7029 
  • AGL – In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system, GENIVI Showcase on Thursday January 5 at the Bellagio

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About 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 more than 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