Volkswagen Group software powerhouse CARIAD chooses BlackBerry QNX for its software platform

The QNX technology will support CARIAD’s software stack for automated driving

WATERLOO, Ontario, July 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced today that CARIAD, the software company of the Volkswagen Group, has selected BlackBerry® QNX® technology as a component of its VW.OS software platform. Announced as part of Volkswagen Group’s NEW AUTO strategy, CARIAD is developing a unified software platform consisting of VW.OS, the Volkswagen Cloud VW.AC and a scalable, end-to-end unified electronics architecture. The platform will be available for Volkswagen Group brands from the middle of the decade.

BlackBerry will license its BlackBerry QNX technology to CARIAD, including its QNX® OS for Safety 2.2. It will be integrated into CARIAD’s VW.OS software platform, specifically into the stack for driver assistance systems and automated driving functions (ADAS/AD). Within this VW.OS ADAS/AD stack, QNX OS for Safety 2.2 will serve as a reliable and secure foundation. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry QNX will also provide professional engineering and consulting services for system-level integration, performance optimization and solution validation.

“From the chip to the cloud, the world’s leading automotive companies trust BlackBerry QNX for our leading embedded software solutions that deliver safety, reliability and security,” he said John Wall, SVP and Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “As the industry converges around the pursuit of the software-defined vehicle, we look forward to working closely with CARIAD to help enable the cutting-edge cars of the future.”

Based on BlackBerry’s advanced and secure real-time operating system (RTOS) QNX® Neutrino®, QNX OS for Safety is a fully POSIX-compliant, open standards-based operating system that embedded developers can use to build safety-critical systems and has been certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D, the highest functional safety standard in the automotive industry. With a pre-certified, scalable microkernel RTOS, the solution enables automakers and embedded software developers across a variety of industries to shorten their development schedules and reduce the cost of moving projects from research to production.

BlackBerry’s pedigree of security and continuous innovation has resulted in the use of its QNX technology in production programs with 45 different OEMs, 7/7 of the top Tier 1 companies and over 215 million vehicles worldwide.

For more information on how BlackBerry QNX can help build the safer vehicles of tomorrow, visit: BlackBerry.QNX.com.

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