BlackBerry Limited has his a huge milestone today, announcing that its QNX software is now in more than 120 million cars worldwide. OEMs use QNX to power their instrument clusters, infotainment systems and driver assistance systems that are available across numerous car brands including Audi, BMW, Ford, KIA, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
Only three years ago, QNX tech was in 60-million vehicles. Today, that figure has doubled thanks to technology that includes QNX Neutrino OS, QNX Platform for ADAS, QNX OS for Safety, QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, QNX Hypervisor 2.0 and QNX acoustics middleware.
BlackBerry Limited has also announced that they have added to their continually-growing arsenal of automotive software, today adding three new safety-certified products. BlackBerry's QNX Hypervisor for Safety, QNX Platform for ADAS 2.0, and QNX OS for Safety 2.0 will offer the framework for automakers to more quickly develop safety-certified systems for vehicles while reducing overall project costs.
BlackBerry QNX Technology Now Embedded in More Than 120 Million Vehicles on the Road Today
NOVI, Mich., June 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TU-Automotive Detroit – BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) (TSX:BB) announced that its QNX software is now embedded in more than 120 million cars that are on the road today. Automotive OEMs and tier ones use BlackBerry QNX technology in the advanced driver assistance systems, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, handsfree systems, and infotainment systems that appear in car brands, including Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, KIA, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
"Three years ago, BlackBerry QNX technology was inside 60 million cars. Today, that figure has doubled as the world's leading automakers, their tier one suppliers, and chip manufacturers have put their trust in BlackBerry," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. "As cars are increasingly driven by software, our customers and partners rely on BlackBerry QNX technologies to provide them with the safety-certified and secure technology platform on which the future of the automotive industry is being built."
BlackBerry QNX technology includes QNX Neutrino OS, QNX Platform for ADAS, QNX OS for Safety, QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, QNX Hypervisor 2.0 and QNX acoustics middleware. BlackBerry has the highest level of automotive certification for functional safety with ISO 26262 ASIL D and decades of experience in powering mission-critical embedded systems in automotive and other industries. As the leader in safety-certified, secure, and reliable software for the automotive industry, BlackBerry currently provides OEMs around the world with state-of-the-art technology to protect hardware, software, applications and end-to-end systems from cyberattacks. BlackBerry's pedigree in safety, security and continued innovation has led to recent automotive design wins with Baidu, Delphi, Denso, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Visteon, Jaguar Land Rover and others.
BlackBerry engaged with research and industry analyst firm, Strategy Analytics to verify the volume of QNX deployments based on the number of QNX products that are shipped in the automotive market and the number of cars that contain QNX products and technology. The vast majority of QNX software products that are integrated and used in automotive ECUs are licensed on a per-unit royalty basis.