BlackBerry QNX software will be used in infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters and telematics systems for internet-connected vehicles.
QNX technology will be used in Byton’s first series of intelligent production vehicles.
QNX hypervisor 2.0 software allows multiple operating systems to run at the same time on one hardware platform.
Company’s QNX division has opened a research centre for autonomous cars in Ottawa.
University of Waterloo, the Erwin Hymer Group and QNX will test several autonomous cars.
A team of BlackBerry employees work directly with the automaker to beef up its “connected” vehicle technologies.
New technology includes a program that allows vehicles to interact with each other in order to prevent collisions.
BlackBerry Technology Solutions will include recent acquisitions Certicom and QNX.
APMA-led project meets growing demand for automotive technology convergence.
Initiative is part of Project Ion, a development underway at BlackBerry intended to provide analytics data for various industries.
Move comes as the Ontario-based company looks to become profitable by its 2016 financial year.
New QNX technology will give car makers the tools to communicate directly with vehicles linked to their system.
QNX would be cheaper and improve flexibility in Ford’s next-gen Sync in-car entertainment system, Bloomberg News reports.
The technology replicates the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient.