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News   December 23, 2021   by Adam Malik

BMW, Blackberry team up on driver assistance

A video still of a demonstration of BlackBerry’s QNX operating system

Blackberry has signed a multi-year agreement with BMW to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer’s driver assistance systems.

The Waterloo, Ontario-based software company will licence its QNX technology and have a team of engineers working to support developing SAE Level 2/2+ driving automation functions to be deployed across a number of BMW makes and models.

BlackBerry’s QNX technology is in production programs with 45 different original equipment manufacturers, including Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Ford, General Motors and Honda, and Tier 1 suppliers like Aptiv and Bosch.

The software works with a number of safety-related systems, such as advanced driver assistance systems, digital cockpits and secure data gateways.

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