WATERLOO, ON, March 26, 2021 /CNW/ -- BlackBerry Limited
(NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that Scania AB the Swedish
provider of transport solutions, including trucks and buses, has
chosen BlackBerry QNX to provide the safety certified operating
system (OS) and hypervisor for its high performance computing
platforms within its next electrical architecture generation in
heavy goods vehicles, effectively building the high performance
backbone on a single software base.
Scania has committed to use BlackBerry® QNX® software in three
Electronic Control Units (ECU), including its digital cockpit,
telematics, and central high-performance coordinator platform, to
deliver a safe and secure foundation for software to be developed
upon. Looking to the future, Scania's usage of the QNX® OS will
evolve into new domains increasing the importance for a standard OS
and architecture for high performance ECU's.
"We chose BlackBerry QNX due to the company's history in safety
certified embedded software, combined with its cybersecurity
expertise," said Mikael Adelsberg,
Senior Vice President of Connected, Autonomous and Embedded Systems
at Scania. "Using a single OS and hypervisor for high performance
systems in the truck has huge economical and technical benefits to
our operations and allows us to bring customer value to market
quicker and more efficiently."
BlackBerry QNX is trusted in more than 175 million vehicles
globally and is deployed in embedded systems around the world
across a range of industries including commercial vehicles, heavy
machinery and other markets. It has been pre-certified to many
industry safety standards including ISO 26262, IEC 61508 and IEC
62304, and has also been recognized by independent auditors at TÜV
Rheinland as the world's first ASIL D safety-certified commercial
"The commitment from Scania to take on increased responsibility
of its vehicles' software content is commendable, and we're excited
to see this replicated across the market," said John Wall, Senior Vice President and Co-Head of
BlackBerry Technology Solutions. "This deal showcases why
BlackBerry QNX is the OS of choice for OEMs and how our software
and expertise are helping them design the safest, most secure and
reliable software for their vehicles. We are helping clients around
the world accelerate innovation as the electronic architecture of
the vehicle evolves and the complexity of the software operating on
our software increases."
For more information on how BlackBerry QNX can help streamline
your development process, please visit: BlackBerry.QNX.com.
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and governments around the world. The company secures more
than 500M endpoints including
175M cars on the road today.
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Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions.
Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift
towards a sustainable transport system. In 2020, we delivered
66,900 trucks, 5,200 buses as well as 11,000 industrial and marine
engines to our customers. Net sales totalled SEK 125 billion, of which about 22 percent were
services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than
100 countries and employs 50,000 people. Research and development
are concentrated in Sweden, with
branches in Brazil and
India. Production takes place in
Europe and Latin America, with regional production
centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON SE.
For more information visit: www.scania.com
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