BlackBerry has announced to expand its partnership with LG Electronics. The idea is to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive OEMs and suppliers around the world.
As part of the agreement, LG Electronics will use a range 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.
The expanded relationship builds on a long history of collaboration between LG and BlackBerry and covers multiple next-generation programs from multiple OEMs from around the world. For the new systems, BlackBerry will provide LG with QNX software including QNX Software Development Platform (SDP 7.0), QNX OS for Safety, QNX Hypervisor, QNX acoustics middleware and QNX SDK for Apps and Media, as well as professional engineering services for system-level integration, performance optimisation and solution validation.
‘We are thrilled to build on and expand our relationship with them as part of our commitment to provide automakers with safety-certified, secure and reliable solutions and look forward to our teams working closely together to help produce cutting-edge cars for the future of automotive market,’ said Kaivan Karimi, SVP and Co-Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions, BlackBerry.
BlackBerry QNX technology is being embedded in more than 150 million vehicles on the road today. It is used by the top seven Tier 1 automotive manufacturers, and by over 40 OEMs including Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, KIA, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota and Volkswagen.
‘We are pleased to further expand and strengthen our partnership with BlackBerry QNX, using its innovative solutions in the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies including the future of in-vehicle infotainment systems,’ added Hwang Won-yong, Head of Audio, Video, Navigation and Cluster Engineering, LG’s Vehicle Component Solutions Company.