BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that Hyundai Autron has selected BlackBerry QNX to power its next-generation advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving software platform. Hyundai Autron, a subsidiary of South Korea’s largest automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group, is a research and development company specialising in electronic control software and automotive semiconductors.
Hyundai Autron will use the QNX® OS for Safety, a software solution that provides the reliable foundation necessary for building competitive automotive and mission-critical systems in a cost-effective and safe manner. QNX® OS, pre-certified to the highest level of ISO 26262 – ASIL D and high SIL level under IEC 61508, offers an advanced and secure embedded operating system developed for use in safety and mission-critical applications, such as ADAS and autonomous driving. The secured ADAS and autonomous driving software platform is expected to be commercialised by Hyundai Autron’s OEM customers.
John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry, said:
“We are excited to work with Hyundai Autron to provide next-generation automobiles with a secured ADAS and autonomous driving software platform. 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, said:
“Hyundai Autron develops the Hyundai Motor standard software platform based on the international AUTOSAR standard. 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.”
BlackBerry QNX, a leader in automotive functional safety and security, has the highest level of automotive certification for functional safety and decades of experience in powering mission-critical embedded systems in automotive and other industries. QNX software is now embedded in more than 150 million cars on the road today, trusted by automotive OEMs and tier ones in their advanced driver assistance systems, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, handsfree systems, and infotainment systems.
For additional information about the BlackBerry QNX platform and why it is the most advanced embedded software platform on the autonomous vehicle market, please visit www.blackberry.com/qnx.
Notes to Editors
QNX OS for Safety, in addition to BlackBerry’s full suite of offerings, will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 7-10, 2020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit BlackBerry at Booth #7524 in the North Hall.