BlackBerry QNX to be used for future BMW Group driver assistance systems
BlackBerry has entered into a multi-year agreement with BMW Group to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer's next-generation vehicles. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its QNX® technology to BMW Group and assign a team of engineers to support the development of new SAE Level 2/2+ driving automation functions to be deployed across multiple makes and models.
The deployment is another significant automotive milestone for the company, whose BlackBerry QNX technology is in production programs with 45 different OEMs, 7/7 of the top Tier 1s and over 195 million vehicles worldwide. With the BlackBerry QNX technology platform acting as a trusted foundation, BMW Group will create a unique driving experience for customers to provide the highest level of system safety and reliability.
BlackBerry QNX is the market leader for safety-certified embedded software in automotive. Automakers and Tier 1s, including BMW, Aptiv, Bosch, Ford, GM, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volkswagen, trust BlackBerry QNX software for a broad range of safety-related systems. These include Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Digital Cockpits and Secure Data Gateways, all of which are becoming increasingly prevalent in vehicles.
BlackBerry QNX has design wins with 24 of the top 25 electric vehicle automakers, the company says it provides a safe, reliable, and secure software foundation for autonomous drive vehicle systems.
BlackBerry's full suite of automotive offerings will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 5 – 8, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.