Volkswagen Group has chosen Canadian tech large BlackBerry to help the automakers newest software program platform.
The automaker mentioned earlier this week that its Cariad software program unit can be streamlined in an effort to step up the tempo of software program improvement. BlackBerry QNX know-how can be a part of the VW.OS platform.
VW.OS is a stand-alone working system in all Volkswagen Group vehicles, offering all important features for the car.
Cariad is now growing a unified software program platform that consists of VW.OS, the Volkswagen Cloud VW.AC and a scalable, unified end-to-end digital structure. The platform can be out there for Volkswagen Group manufacturers starting in the midst of the last decade.
Cariad, a core a part of VW Group’s plans to meet up with Tesla within the coming years, has been wrestling with difficulties for some time, inflicting vital initiatives to fall delayed and Porsche and Audi fashions to start out up later.
BlackBerry will license its BlackBerry QNX know-how to Cariad, together with its QNX OS for Safety 2.2, which protects car methods from inside faults and out of doors interference. It can be built-in in Cariad’s software program platform VW.OS, particularly within the stack for superior driver help methods and automatic driving features (ADAS/AD).
As a part of the settlement, BlackBerry QNX may even present skilled engineering and consulting providers to Volkswagen.
BlackBerry’s QNX know-how is now utilized by 45 OEMs and in 215 million autos worldwide.
With recordsdata from Automotive News Europe.