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By: Randy Gaudreau
If you’ve driven a car recently, watched TV or even flicked on a light switch, chances are you’ve interacted with BlackBerry QNX controlled systems in one way or another.
On its path towards helping to create our future cities, BlackBerry QNX is committed to ensuring that our systems run securely and smoothly.
With an earned reputation for providing safe and secure embedded systems, Blackberry QNX is the market leader for safety-certified embedded software in automotive – powering everything from the music you hear to the navigation that guides you on your way. And its innovative projects continue to define the future of connected and electric vehicles.
A key component in BlackBerry QNX’s mission to define the future in smart mobility was provided by Quantum Software Systems, founded in Ottawa by Dan Dodge and Gord Bell in 1980. They’ve since spent the last 40 years building a reputation for providing secure and reliable software foundations for critical systems that simply need to keep running no matter what.
With their microkernel-based, QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) technology as the foundation, BlackBerry QNX systems have become the go-to for a long list of clients who rely on them to keep their systems running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Trusted technology in today’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle market
As technology improves, and our cars become increasingly more connected, it becomes more important than ever that reliable systems are in place to help ensure that the technology works as it should when it needs to most.
BlackBerry QNX technology is trusted by over 68% of the Electric Vehicle market, is the choice for 23 of the top 25 electric vehicle makers and is currently running in over 175 million cars around the world.
Here are a few different areas where BlackBerry QNX technology continues to provide leading automotive manufacturers with innovative solutions.
Innovative digital cockpits
A digital cockpit is an integrated system of virtual assistants, digital heads-up displays (HUDs) and infotainment controls that help the driver to manage the balancing act of safety, connectivity, comfort, and purpose.
Driving a car is no longer just about turning the key, shifting into gear, turning a wheel. Today there’s an ever-growing list of elements a driver needs to take into consideration to ensure everyone in the car is safe and comfortable, as they figure out how to get from point a to point b.
And as more technology creates the potential for even more elements to control, from acoustics to entertainment, the tasks can quickly become overwhelming.
Telematics for next-generation driverless cars
Put simply, telematics is using information and communications technology to transmit, receive and store information to and from objects remotely over a network.
In the context of vehicles, BlackBerry QNX delivers solutions that help connect a car to the world around it, wirelessly. And telematics applications can range from assisted and autonomous driving platforms to fleet management.
Read how BlackBerry QNX’s Black Channel Communications Technology will be used in next-generation driverless vehicles, helping to provide safe data communication exchanges within the vehicle’s safety systems.
Software composition analysis solution against cybersecurity threats
Connected vehicles require complex networks of software. For automakers manufacturing connected and autonomous vehicles, it can be a real challenge to make sure hundreds of software components in the product’s embedded systems, often from various sources, meet industry standards and aren’t left vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.
BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 checks through the thousands of lines of code used in automotive software against known threats used by cybercriminals in just minutes – saving manufacturers time and giving them added reassurance about the software used in their vehicles.
Learn how this software composition analysis solution is at work helping to ensure safe transportation systems.
BlackBerry QNX is growing and hiring for a variety of technical, sales and account management positions, including:
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