VW CARIAD selects BlackBerry QNX for VW.OS software platform

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VW Group’s software company, CARIAD (Car I am Digital) has selected BlackBerry’s QNX technology for use in its VW.OS software platform.

BlackBerry will license its QNX technology to CARIAD, including its QNX OS for Safety 2.2, which will be integrated into VW.OS, specifically as part of the stack for advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving functions (ADAS/AD).

“From chip to cloud, BlackBerry QNX is trusted by the world’s leading automotive companies for our leading-edge embedded software solutions that deliver safety, reliability and security,” said John Wall, SVP and head, BlackBerry technology solutions. “With the industry coalescing around the pursuit of the software-defined vehicle, we look forward to working closely with CARIAD to help enable the cutting-edge cars of the future.”

Based on BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino real-time operating system (RTOS), QNX OS for Safety is a fully POSIX compliant, open standards-based operating system that embedded developers can use to build safety-critical systems. It has been certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D, the automotive industry’s highest functional safety standard. With a pre-certified, scalable microkernel RTOS, the solution enables auto makers and embedded software developers in related industries to accelerate development timelines and reduce the cost of moving projects from research to production.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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