Elektrobit today announced it has selectedBlackBerry Limited to provide the foundational software for a new neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) of a well-known Chinese luxury EV maker.
For the project, Elektrobit supplied its 2nd generation EB corbos AdaptiveCore software and EB corbos Studio to create the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform based software framework for the new controller, which is built on the QNX® Software Development Platform 7.1 and QNX® OS for Safety operating system from BlackBerry. Together, Elektrobit’s best-in-class implementation of the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform and BlackBerry QNX’s ISO 26262 ASIL D certified OS technology offers a complete, pre-integrated foundation for developing ADAS electronic control units (ECUs) with enhanced levels of automotive safety.
The two leading automotive software companies have a longstanding global partnership with many major design wins and a shared commitment to make it easier for automakers and their suppliers to develop advanced features and functions, reducing the overall time to market of vehicles.
“This marks our first domestic collaboration with BlackBerry in the field of autonomous driving, and we look forward to delivering more successful joint projects in China,” said Stefan Pruisken, Director, Head of Product Management High Performance Computing of Elektrobit. “The combination of the Elektrobit AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform and the powerful BlackBerry QNX operating system, both proven in creating safe, secure, flexible, updatable and high-performance ECUs, will enable Chinese OEMs to accelerate the development of its autonomous driving domain controller and facilitate mass production of new EVs.”
“We are pleased to collaborate on this latest autonomous driving domain controller project with Elektrobit,” said Dhiraj Handa, Vice President, Asia Pacific, BlackBerry IoT. “The combination of their leading edge software solutions and BlackBerry’s time-tested, trusted and mission-critical software platform will help drive innovation and foundational safety, security and reliability for the Chinese automotive market.”