Blackberry and LG to expand offerings for automotive OEMs



BlackBerry  and LG Electronics are planning to expand their offerings to the connected and autonomous vehicle technology segment.

The companies already offer technology and solutions to automotive OEMs and suppliers around the world.

Under the new partnership, LG Electronics will expand the use of BlackBerry QNX software and services to build next generation digital consolidated cockpits, including infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and telematics systems for multiple OEMs.

Precisely BlackBerry will provide QNX Software Development Platform (SDP 7.0), QNX OS for Safety, QNX Hypervisor, QNX acoustics middleware, QNX SDK for Apps and Media, as well as professional engineering services for system-level integration, performance optimization, and solution validation.

“BlackBerry has been a trusted supplier to LG for nearly 15 years, providing flexible QNX-based software solutions that have helped them to deliver millions of high-quality systems to the world’s leading automakers,” said Kaivan Karimi, SVP and co-head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions, BlackBerry.

BlackBerry claims its QNX technology  has been embedded in more than 150 million vehicles on the road today and used by the top seven automotive Tier 1s, and by 40+ OEMs including Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, KIA, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

The company has been engaged in partnership with automotive Tier 1s, like Aptiv, Denso, Panasonic and Visteon, and silicon partners, such as Intel, Qualcomm, Nvidia, NXP and Renesas.

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