BMW to use QNX RTOS for L2/L2+automated driving

BMW to use QNX RTOS for L2/L2+automated driving

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Under the agreement, software vendor BlackBerry will provide BMW Group with its QNX technology and a team of engineers to support the development of new SAE Level 2/2+ driving automation features. The new functions are to be used in several models of different brands of the BMW Group, who owns the brands BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce as well as the BEV brand BMW i. QNX is considered an expert in real-time and safety-related system software.

According to QNX, the software manufacturer’s extensive experience and track record in providing embedded software solutions tipped the scales in BMW’s favour when choosing a development partner. The agreement follows a number of other recent collaborations around BlackBerry QNX with other automotive players including Visteon, Nobo, WM Motor, Desay SV, Scania and Volvo.

The collaboration is another significant milestone for BlackBerry. The company’s QNX technology is currently used in production programmes at 45 different OEMs, all seven of the top Tier 1s and in over 195 million vehicles worldwide. With the BlackBerry QNX technology platform as its foundation, the BMW Group enables its customers to achieve the highest levels of system security and reliability.

BlackBerry QNX is considered one of the leading operating systems among safety-certified embedded software in the automotive industry. Automakers and Tier 1 companies such as BMW, Aptiv, Bosch, Ford, GM, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Volkswagen rely on BlackBerry QNX software for a wide range of safety-related systems. Applications include advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), digital cockpits and secure data gateways that are becoming increasingly common in vehicles. The software provides a safe, reliable and secure software foundation for autonomous vehicle systems. BlackBerry QNX also plays an important role in electric vehicles: 24 of the 25 largest manufacturers of electric vehicles have already decided to use QNX, according to the provider

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