BlackBerry announced the new BlackBerry IoT Center of Excellence, Engineering and Innovation in Hyderabad, India.
The Hyderabad facility – set to be the second largest for BlackBerry’s IoT division globally, after Canada – is expected host over 100 software engineers.
BlackBerry is recruiting software engineers to build the next generation of software-defined-vehicles (SDVs) and advance innovation in other Internet of Things industries.
Mattias Eriksson, President of BlackBerry IoT, said: “We are expanding BlackBerry IoT’s global software innovation network in Hyderabad, underscoring our commitment to serve our customers and partners and continue our growth as an IoT software leader, especially in the automotive sector.”
BlackBerry IVY software development is planned to roll-out later in 2023, bringing developers and OEMs with operations in India closer to the innovation cycle, offering access to benefits such as optimized data processing using on-vehicle machine learning (ML).
BlackBerry QNX is embedded in 215 million vehicles worldwide, in production with 45 different OEMs and all seven auto Tier 1 suppliers worldwide.
Customers including Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Stellantis, BMW, Aptiv, Bosch, Ford, GM, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volkswagen use BlackBerry QNX for a range of safety-related systems. 24 of the top 25 EV automakers use BlackBerry’s software for the foundation of future autonomous drive vehicle systems.