BlackBerry advances its QNX platform for digital cockpits
BlackBerry Limited announced that Chinese electric carmaker WM Motor will embed BlackBerry's QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and other BlackBerry QNX software products within the company's third-generation SUVs.
As part of the agreement, WM Motor will use a range of BlackBerry QNX software and services including the QNX Platform for Digital Cockpits and QNX Hypervisor for Safety to assist in the safety, security, and reliability of the software within the forthcoming production run of its third-generation SUVs.
Since going into mass production just over a year ago, the company now has over 20,000 cars on the road manufactured out of its facility in Wenzhou.
BlackBerry also announced it is entering a strategic collaboration with Marelli Electronics China to integrate QNX Platform for Digital Cockpits in Marelli's Electronics eCockpit and Digital Cluster solution. The integrated solution is expected to be commercialized by a wide range of Marelli's Chinese OEM customers.
The QNX Platform for Digital Cockpits is an integrated software solution that combines BlackBerry's safety-certified QNX Hypervisor for Safety, QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters, QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, and a secure Android implementation. Its aim is to enable automakers to offer a reliable and secure QNX-based digital instrument cluster and infotainment system that provides access to the latest Android-based applications from a single ECU.