Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH), an international pioneer in autonomous driving technology, stated that it has finalized a commercial partnership deal with BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) to offer the operating setup for its autonomous driving system. The two firms will collaborate to support safety and software performance in their operating system to develop autonomous driving technology.
Delphi’s fully incorporated automated driving solution, CSLP, to release in 2019, offers car manufacturers and AMoD a top turnkey automated driving offering. The BlackBerry QNX operating software for Safety will support Delphi’s Ottomatika middleware and software algorithms, to enhance safety and performance.
Glen De Vos, the Chief Technology Officer and SVP of Delphi, expressed that BlackBerry QNX will offer a strong software infrastructure for CSLP and help boost Delphi’s autonomous driving system. Safety in top performance computing systems is vital to a production prepared autonomous driving solution. John Wall, the GM and SVP of BlackBerry QNX, reported that safety doesn’t comes without security.
With threats and cyberattacks to connected vehicles on the surge, it is vital that auto manufacturers are offered with software that is reliable, secure and safety certified. It is a segment in which BlackBerry QNX outperforms, and they look forward to the new chances this expansion with Delphi will offer.
QNX SDP 7.0 offers enhanced and high performance kernel-level security via an array of features, including file encryption, microkernel architecture, a high availability framework, adaptive time partitioning, multi-level policy-based access control and anomaly detection.
BlackBerry QNX’s reliable OS guard against malware, cyber-attacks and system malfunctions by implementing a top security model that incorporates advanced security technology from BlackBerry. It also provides a safety pedigree validated by certification to ISO 26262 ASIL D for automobiles and to IEC 61508 SIL 3 applicable for industrial automation systems, and by agreement with IEC 62304 for life-critical Class-3 medical devices.