aiDrive ported to BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino RTOS 

aiDrive ported to BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino RTOS 

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By Nick Flaherty

QNX, developed by former mobile pone maker Blackberry, is a key RTOS for car makers as it is pre-certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D as the highest safety integrity level. For non-safety critical systems, the same set of APIs and tools are used for both safety-certified and standard versions of the products.

The QNX microkernel architecture provides temporal and spatial separation along with the proven freedom from interference needed for safety-critical systems. All operating system services such as drivers and applications run outside of kernel space for high availability and fault-tolerant designs.

The modular aiDrive software uses mono, stereo and fisheye cameras and enables the fusion of sensor data across cameras, radars, LiDAR-s and other common sensors in automated driving. aiDrive is also hardware, middleware and OS agnostic, supporting easy integration into existing concepts and solutions for ADAS driver assistance up to any automated driving solution, or integrated by module into best-in-class custom systems.

“The fact that BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino RTOS is POSIX-based and looks and feels like Linux, our team felt at home working with the platform from the first minutes. This allowed us to port aiDrive to the platform easily, using the same framework as we do in our mainline development. The AUTOSAR support of BlackBerry QNX is also a key factor for us, as it enables automotive industry members to collaborate on larger projects and deliver solutions for mass production,” said Krisztián Holman, Senior Software Engineer of the Embedded Vision Solutions Team at aiMotive.

“It’s great to see aiMotive bring their aiDrive software stack to our QNX Neutrino RTOS. This adds to the growing BlackBerry QNX ecosystem and will enable our customers to accelerate their ADAS and automated drive projects,” said Grant Courville, Vice President, Products and Strategy at BlackBerry QNX.

“aiDrive was designed for safety from the ground up. Running seamlessly on the world’s leading RTOS for automated driving shows our commitment to developing robust solutions for our customers,” said László Kishonti, aiMotive founder and CEO.

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