WATERLOO, ON, April 7, 2021 /CNW/ -- BlackBerry Limited
(NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that Volvo Group, one of the
world's leading manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks, buses and
construction equipment, has selected BlackBerry QNX as the
foundational software for its main domain controller ECUs in more
than 300,000 heavy vehicles Volvo Group manufactures every
To realize its vision for the electronic architecture of future
generations of vehicles, Volvo Group wanted to take a new approach
to software. It wanted to find a single supplier for the operating
system (OS) and hypervisor to meet the needs of the 'whole truck',
capable of supporting safety certification to the highest
Following an in-depth proof of concept, Volvo Group decided to
build its 'Volvo Dynamic Software Platform' (VDSP) on the QNX® OS
for Safety and the QNX® Hypervisor for Safety, both certified to
ISO 26262:2018 ASIL D. The engagement includes a new flexible use
of the QNX OS and Hypervisor for the whole vehicle, which gives
developers and architects the freedom to design the best possible
system as the company looks at the requirements of the next 15
years, including the future support of autonomous driving and
Pre-integration with several Adaptive AUTOSAR suppliers was a
primary reason Volvo Group chose BlackBerry QNX. Plus, with high
levels of Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) compliance,
engineers building on BlackBerry QNX can write software for a wide
range of applications with a common API.
"BlackBerry QNX is a true partner and has provided us with the
foundation we need to produce the safe and secure vehicles of
tomorrow," said Mark Mohr, Senior
Vice President Vehicle Technology at Volvo Group. "BlackBerry is
well aligned with the automotive challenges within electrification,
automation and connectivity and the technical solutions needed in
BlackBerry QNX is trusted by more than 68% of the Electric
Vehicle market by volume, 23 of the top 25 EV manufacturers and is
running in more than 175 million vehicles globally.
Foundational software from BlackBerry QNX has been
pre-certified to many industry safety standards including ISO
26262, IEC 61508 and IEC 62304, and has also been recognized by the
independent auditors at TÜV Rheinland as the world's first ASIL D
safety-certified commercial hypervisor.
"We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Volvo Group
and help bring to market their world-class fleet of commercial
vehicles," said John Wall, Senior
Vice President and Co-Head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions.
"OEMs are constantly looking to deploy the right software
foundation for the safe and secure architecture of the whole truck,
and with BlackBerry QNX we are able to deliver the components and
functionality needed to make this possible."
For more information how BlackBerry QNX can help with building
the safe and secure commercial vehicles of tomorrow, please visit:
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