WATERLOO, ON and MUMBAI, India, Nov. 17,
2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX:
BB) and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), one of
India's leading automotive
companies, today announced that a Cockpit Domain Controller (CDC)
that leverages the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (RTOS)
and QNX® Hypervisor has now entered mass production. This
leading-edge CDC platform has been selected to power M&M Ltd.'s
new XUV700 SUV, offering Indian consumers a more intuitive and
intelligent in-car driving experience.
The deployment marks a significant Indian automotive market
expansion for BlackBerry Limited, whose BlackBerry QNX technology
is in production programs with 45 different OEMs, 7/7 of the top
Tier 1s and over 195 million vehicles worldwide.
By using technology as a key differentiator, M&M Ltd.'s new
XUV700 makes use of next-generation electrical and electronics
(E/E) architecture, with an advanced infotainment system and strong
suite of sophisticated driver assistance systems to establish a
leadership position in this class of vehicles manufactured in
India while delivering an elevated
level of safety, security and comfort.
Combining the latest in chip technology with the highly reliable
QNX Hypervisor, the XUV700 allows for design flexibility and
scalability to consolidate multiple systems with mixed criticality
and different operating environments onto a single hardware
platform, reducing both the initial development and long-term costs
of ownership while providing the highest standards of functional
safety and security.
"It's a real pleasure to help innovative manufacturers like
M&M Ltd. take advantage of one of the industry's most
significant trends – the exploding demand for safe, seamless,
digital in-car experiences," said Dhiraj
Handa, VP, Asia Pacific
region at BlackBerry. "With the BlackBerry QNX powered Cockpit
Domain Controller combined with M&M's strong track record and
heritage of delivering best-in-class vehicles, we're confident that
drivers of the new XUV700, will relish the comfort, safety and
connectivity it delivers."
"We are pleased to team up with BlackBerry QNX whose QNX
Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS) and QNX Hypervisor
represents a key ingredient in our push to deploy the first
generation of software-driven vehicles in the Indian marketplace,"
said Binoy Paul, Chief Engineer E/E
at Mahindra. "As a surge of consumer interest has shown since our
August launch, India is more than
ready for the software centric car and with BlackBerry QNX serving
as the secure and trusted foundation of the intelligent
infotainment system within our innovative new XUV700, M&M have
a strong first mover advantage."
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software and services to enterprises and governments around the
world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 195M vehicles. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI
and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas
of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy solutions, and is a
leader in the areas of endpoint security, endpoint management,
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Founded in 1945, the Mahindra Group is one of the largest and
most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000
employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in
farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology and
financial services in India and is
the world's largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong
presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality,
and real estate
The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally,
enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, with a goal
to drive positive change in the lives of communities and
stakeholders to enable them to Rise.
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