BlackBerry, University of Waterloo and Erwin Hymer Group set to test self-driving cars in Ontario
News & Rumors | 61 Comments BlackBerry, University of Waterloo and Erwin Hymer Group set to test self-driving cars in Ontario Autonomous vehicles will officially hit the road in Ontario as early as next year now that the Ontario Government has announced they are launching the first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program in Canada, led by BlackBerry QNX, The University of Waterloo and the Erwin Hymer Group. BlackBerry...

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Nov 28, 2016 BlackBerry, University of Waterloo and Erwin Hymer Group set to test self-driving cars in Ontario
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Autonomous vehicles will officially hit the road in Ontario as early as next year now that the Ontario Government has announced they are launching the first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program in Canada, led by BlackBerry QNX, The University of Waterloo and the Erwin Hymer Group. Continue Reading →
Nov 22, 2016 Marty Beard lays out five reasons Samsung's acquisition of Harman could be great for QNX
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Since it was announced that Samsung would be making an aggressive push into the connected car space by way of their $8 billion acquisition auto infotainment and audio provider Harman there has been a lot of speculation around what it means for everyone else in the connected car industry and that of course includes BlackBerry's QNX. Continue Reading →
Oct 31, 2016 BlackBerry and Ford sign agreement for expanded use of BlackBerry's QNX and security software
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BlackBerry has now announced that a new agreement with Ford Motor Company has been signed for the expanded use of BlackBerry's QNX and security software. Although the terms of the deal are confidential, BlackBerry notes it signifies an acceleration in BlackBerry's pivot from hardware to software in support of the automaker's goal of providing connected vehicles and mobility to its customers. Continue Reading →
Oct 28, 2016 BlackBerry fact checks Bloomberg's coverage of Apple hiring QNX talent
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If you're up on your Apple rumors then you'll know that Apple reportedly has employees in Canada building a car operating system. More specifically, those employees are based in Kanata, not far from BlackBerry's QNX offices. A recent article on Bloomberg highlighted how 'Apple targeted QNX employees' but according to BlackBerry COO Marty Beard, some incorrect statements were made in the article. In a new post on the Inside BlackBerry Blog, Beard aimed to clear up some of the statements. Continue Reading →
Jul 28, 2016 Apple has reportedly hired BlackBerry's ex-QNX chief to work on car project
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Apple has reportedly hired Dan Dodge, formerly of BlackBerry-owned QNX, to work on Project Titan, the company's electric car project. Continue Reading →
Jul 19, 2016 TÜBİTAK MRC chooses QNX for its new E1000 electric locomotive
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QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, today announced that the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)-Marmara Research Center (MRC) has selected the QNX Neutrino Realtime OS as the software platform for its new E1000 electric locomotive. Continue Reading →
Jun 15, 2016 Learn why the world's largest Medical device manufacturers rely on QNX
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By now, most CrackBerry readers are familiar with QNX's long history in the automotive industry but perhaps, a lesser known fact is that QNX already powers a wide range of medical applications as well including MRI machines, X-Ray machines, Medical Ventilators, artificial hearts and much, much more. Continue Reading →
Jun 08, 2016 QNX acoustics software now ships in over 50 million automotive systems
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In addition to announcing their new Platform for Instrument Clusters, BlackBerry subsidiary QNX also announced that its acoustics software for hands-free voice communications has shipped in over 50 million telematics and infotainment systems. Continue Reading →
Apr 12, 2016 Servomex selects QNX to power its next generation of safety-critical gas analyzers
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QNX has scored another win with the announcement that Servomex Group, a world leader in gas analysis technology, has chosen the QNX Neutrino Realtime OS to power its next generation of gas analyzers, which needed a high-performance OS, flexibility to support an array of market-specific applications and the reliability to be deployed in safety-critical environments. Continue Reading →
Feb 24, 2016 QNX OS for Safety wins award for best software product at Embedded World
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While Mobile World Congress is going on in Barcelona this week, Embedded World 2016 is also taking place in Nuremberg where BlackBerry subsidiary QNX has won the best product in the software category award for its QNX OS for Safety, an operating system designed for safety-critical applications in the automotive, rail transportation, healthcare, and industrial automation markets. Continue Reading →
Feb 23, 2016 Swarco Traffic Systems has chosen QNX for its ACTROS traffic light controllers
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QNX has now announced Swarco Traffic Systems, one of the leading suppliers of intelligent traffic systems in Germany, has chosen the QNX Neutrino Realtime OS for its ACTROS family of traffic light controllers. Continue Reading →
Feb 01, 2016 QNX takes home Tech CARS award while earning finalist position at Glomo awards
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BlackBerry subsidiary QNX are no strangers to winning industry awards and now that we're well into 2016 already, they've got a new year to collect some more. First up, *Auto Connected Car News* has calculated the votes for their Tech CARS Awards and in the category of Best Backhaul Software or Development Platform for Automakers, QNX has been named the winner by capturing the vast majority of the votes. Continue Reading →
Jan 10, 2016 Inside the QNX Toyota Highlander at CES 2016
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This year at CES, [QNX](/qnx) took the covers off their latest technology concept vehicle, based on a Toyota Highlander, and it's packed will all the latest innovations from the company. We sent Kevin behind the drivers seat to get a closer look at some of the demos. Continue Reading →
Jan 06, 2016 John Chen discusses BlackBerry's CES 2016 announcements, security and the smartphone market
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Following BlackBerry's CES 2016 presentation, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with CNBC's Jon Fortt to discuss some of the announcements such as [QNX's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)](/qnx-showcases-building-blocks-automated-driving-ces-2016), the [new Acoustics Management Platform (AMP)](/qnx-announces-acoustics-management-platform-car-audio) as well as [the collaboration between Ford and QNX](/qnx-collaborating-ford-make-industry-standard-integrating-smartphone-apps-cars). Continue Reading →
Jan 04, 2016 QNX and Ford collaborate to create a better way to integrate phone apps in cars
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A new collaboration between Ford and QNX hopes to create an industry standard for integrating smartphone apps into cars. The two companies will work together to help drivers stay connected while keeping their eyes on the road. Continue Reading →
Dec 11, 2015 QNX and AdasWorks team up to collaborate on Automated Driving Technology
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Although it may seem as though things have been quiet on the QNX side of things for BlackBerry, it's really just the opposite. Their latest news comes by way of the announcement that QNX and [AdasWorks](https://adasworks.com/), who builds artificial intelligence-based software for automated driving, have forged a technology partnership focused on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. Continue Reading →
Sep 08, 2015 Dan Dodge steps down as CEO of BlackBerry's QNX Software Systems
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Dan Dodge

According to a new report from the Globe and Mail which has been confirmed by BlackBerry, Dan Dodge, co-founder and CEO of QNX Software Systems has resigned from the BlackBerry subsidiary, and will retire at the end of the year.

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Aug 10, 2015 Jeep Cherokee hack is not a vulnerability of QNX technology
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Jeep Cherokee hack is not a vulnerability of QNX technology

When the news of hackers being able to remotely kill a Jeep Cherokee while it was driving down the road came to light by the folks at WIRED, it was some pretty scary information. Imagine driving down the road and losing all access to dashboard functions, steering, transmission, and brakes. Once the news was out, understandably, there was plenty of discussion in the CrackBerry Forums surrounding the hack and how it could possibly be related to QNX, despite there being not even a single mention of QNX in WIRED's original article and most of it related to Uconnect, the infotainment system Fiat Chrysler cars, SUVs, and trucks.

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Jun 03, 2015 Intel and QNX team up to build a 'car of the future'
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QNX and Intel partner to build car of the future

The TU-Automotive show seems to be a busy one for the BlackBerry team, as QNX and Intel have announced a new partnership in which they hope to build a "car of the future." Under this new partnership, Intel will work with QNX to accelerate development of technology used in infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems.

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Jun 02, 2015 QNX-powered Ford Sync 3 infotainment system launching on 2016 Escape and Fiesta
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QNX-powered Ford Sync 3 infotainment system launching on 2016 Escape and Fiesta

Ford unveiled its brand-new QNX powered Sync 3 infotainment system late last year and while it has been a bit of a wait, they've now announced the first batch of vehicles to come loaded with the new technology. Arriving this summer on the 2016 Ford Escape and Fiesta, Sync 3 has been designed to work along the same lines as your phone or tablet, with plenty of big icons and swipe navigation.

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May 21, 2015 QNX Technology powers automated fare collection system from MSI Global
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QNX Technology powers automated fare collection system from MSI Global

We've already had some news from Asia in the past 24 hours with the BlackBerry Leap now being available to buy in Malaysia, but it's time for another announcement - this time regarding QNX.

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Apr 06, 2015 Watch the replay of the QNX Wireless Framework webinar
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Watch the replay of the QNX Wireless Framework webinar

On March 26th, QNX hosted a webinar for software developers, software engineering managers, and others involved in building connected embedded systems to outline how the QNX Wireless Framework can be used for rapid cellular and Wi-Fi integration and faster time to market for embedded system applications but if missed out on tuning into the hour-long webinar, you can now catch the replay.

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The QNX in cars theme is ok, but I would love to read more stories about QNX in other situations like power plants and space shuttles. I feel like I have a good sense of the car story.

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