BlackBerry enters in-car software agreement with Jaguar Land Rover

By Anuj Sharma - March 22, 2018
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As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its QNX and Certicom technology to Jaguar Land Rover, as well as assign a team of engineers to support in the development of new Electronic Control Un....

Canadian tech major BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover today entered into a multi-year agreement to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer’s next-generation vehicles. Terms of the agreement are not disclosed.

The first ECU project will be a next-generation infotainment system.

BlackBerry QNX empowers leading OEMs to build secure, scalable, and trusted software solutions that enables the future of connected and autonomous cars.

“Working with BlackBerry will enable us to develop the safe and secure next-generation connected car our customers want. Together with BlackBerry engineers, we will be able to access the most dynamic and up-to-date software to ensure the highest security required for our connected vehicles,” said Dave Nesbitt, Vehicle Engineering Director at Jaguar Land Rover.

BlackBerry currently provides OEMs around the world with state-of-the-art technology to protect and mitigate hardware, software, applications and end-to-end systems from cyberattacks.

“We are at a pivotal moment, where innovative automakers, such as Jaguar Land Rover, are realising they need to take an active role in defining the software architecture for their vehicles. Connected and autonomous vehicles will react and drive based on rich data. Our platforms help process data efficiently and keep it secure and trusted. We are incredibly honoured to work with Jaguar Land Rover and look forward to our teams working hand in hand to deliver an enhanced driving experience for their customers,” added John Wall, SVP and GM of BlackBerry QNX, BlackBerry.

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