The Qt Company together with Pelagicore and KDAB is launching the first generation of the Qt Automotive Suite. With experience in delivering automotive UI Software to over 20 automotive customers behind them, the three companies see an opportunity to bring innovations and efficiencies to the industry. By creating a suite of automotive specific components and tooling, the industry will realise significantly lower development costs and faster time to market. The Qt Automotive Suite frees up designers and engineers from mundane tasks to focus on building high quality digital experiences with optimised time-to-market.
As the world is converging cross pollination is crucial as the same connectivity and cloud driven innovations are taking place in parallel industries. Qt, being used widely across more than 70 industries, makes it the natural standard platform choice for such innovation. The Qt Company develops and delivers the Qt development framework under commercial and open source licenses. The Qt framework has its roots in open source. One of the key benefits of being open is the extensive ecosystem of developers and partners reaping benefits of joint innovation. Qt will provide both the technology and services for this industry shift together with our expanding ecosystem partners.
For the Qt Automotive Suite, being cross-platform doesn't only mean flexibility in choosing the target operation system. Qt applications also build and run on desktop systems, enabling design and development teams to be productive already long before target hardware becomes widely available. Qt code can also be re-used for mobile companion apps, reducing development cost while providing a more consistent user experience across the board.