TORONTO - Finally, a person can improve their pit cover your neighborhood.
At least that's the hope of QNX Software Systems developer based in Ottawa, provides a car equipped with a sensor that automatically sends data of road conditions - such as holes - city officials.
"When the car hit a crazy hit at the same GPS location and other cars doing the same thing, (vehicle) can actually share the information with the city government ... Would not it be nice if you could actually give priority to the problem?" Asked Derek Kuhn, vice president of sales and marketing for QNX.
QNX, which was acquired by BlackBerry four years ago, wants to lift the veil of mystery of how machines can provide detailed information about daily life.
Broken elevators are a nuisance to most people, but QNX seen as an opportunity. Kuhn said that the company can use the sensor technology inside the lift mechanism to help determine the problem before step into the building and give them the opportunity to have spares on hand.
"We can share the things that can be efficiency," said Kuhn.
This initiative is the backbone of Ion project, a sustainable development on the BlackBerry is intended to provide data analysis for various industries. It is part of the "Internet of Things" movement, buzzy phrase used to describe the technology that connects several objects to the network.
"These are things that we do not think that has kind of computer brain," said Kuhn.
Still in its infancy, it is widely expected that more devices are used in everyday life - from car fridge - will be connected in a network that allows access and control of remote information.
BlackBerry believed their phones, QNX software, including security and infrastructure, can play an important role in building the next step in the digital evolution.
Developing a QNX operating system for smart phones are becoming the platform for the BlackBerry 10 phones, but a growing part of their business is based on a partnership with a car to run "infotainment" systems and what eventually became the vehicle is connected to the outside world.
The software company is also frequently used in medical equipment to help manufacturers develop some defibrillator and patient monitoring systems and blood tests.
Accuracy is built on QNX software technology allows variations to be used in everything from computers to laser eye surgery autonomous forklift.
Despite its presence in many different technologies, QNX remains widely misunderstood company that has no public recognition.
"We can not trademark," said Kuhn. "We are always being behind the right things."