BlackBerry Extends ADAS and AV Reach with Hyundai

BlackBerry continues extending its reach into mass market automotive ADAS and autonomous system in its latest partnership with Hyundai.

The company’s QNX OS software has been chosen by Hyundai Autron to power its next-generation platforms. Hyundai Autron is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group focused on research and development in electronic control software and automotive semiconductors.

BlackBerry says its QNX software is now embedded in more than 150M cars globally, handling automakers’ and Tier 1 suppliers’ ADAS, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, handsfree systems and infotainment systems. It plans to demonstrate its latest QNX OS for Safety platform at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January.

John Chen, executive chairman and CEO of BlackBerry, said: “Functional safety and security are top priorities in connected and autonomous vehicles. BlackBerry QNX software meets the ISO 26262 ASIL-D level of certification which is the most stringent safety classification for the automotive market.”

Dae-Heung Moon, CEO at Hyundai Autron, added: “Powered by BlackBerry QNX technology, together we will deliver ADAS and autonomous driving software platforms that will set a new standard for the automotive industry.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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