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BlackBerry and MARELLI Electronics China have expanded their strategic collaboration with Marelli choosing the BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS and BlackBerry QNX Hypervisor to power their Cockpit Domain Controller, a critical in-vehicle system featuring Infotainment and Digital Cluster functions.
The BlackBerry QNX® Neutrino RTOS has been adopted across a number of Marelli’s in-production projects in China, and the expanded working relationship between the two companies aims to accelerate the deployment of integrated Digital Cockpit solutions for the world’s leading OEMs.
Both companies say this engagement not only marks a significant milestone in the collaboration between BlackBerry and Marelli, but also demonstrates their shared commitment to empower a connected transportation future with secure, safe, and innovative mobility technologies.
“We are pleased to expand our long-term collaboration with Marelli to further empower the automotive industry and our customers across the world,” said John Wall, SVP and Co-Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions.
“Together, we will continue to deliver innovative, integrated and intelligent next generation cockpit technology to the market underpinned by BlackBerry’s safety-certified, secure and reliable solutions.”
Leveraging the highly reliable QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX® Hypervisor, Marelli’s Cockpit Domain Controller solution is both flexible and scalable.
BlackBerry QNX software also enables Marelli’s Cockpit DCU solution to consolidate multiple systems with mixed criticality and different operating environments onto a single powerful hardware and software platform, reducing both the initial development and long-term costs of ownership while still ensuring the highest standards of functional safety and security, providing an enhanced, unified and integrated user experience to all passengers.
“Being original, distinctive innovators and first-class integrators in the automotive industry, Marelli meet the highest standards in safety and security requirements,” said David Fan, EVP and President of Marelli China.
“A strong collaboration between BlackBerry and Marelli allows us to provide a safe, secure and reliable Digital Cockpit for Chinese OEMs and auto manufacturers.”
The expanded relationship builds on a solid foundation between MARELLI Electronics China and BlackBerry, who since 2016 have used the QNX Hypervisor for Safety and QNX Software Development Platform (SDP) 7.0 to develop embedded cockpit systems which have been deployed with four major Chinese automakers.”
The QNX Platform for Digital Cockpits is a leading-edge, fully-integrated, software solution that combines BlackBerry’s safety-certified QNX Hypervisor for Safety, QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters, QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, and a secure Android implementation.
It enables automakers to offer a reliable and secure QNX-based digital instrument cluster and infotainment system that provides access to the latest Android-based applications from a single ECU.