|From: kidl||3/26/2021 10:17:59 AM|
|Scania chooses BlackBerry QNX for its next generation of vehicles PR Newswire|
WATERLOO, ON, March 26, 2021
WATERLOO, ON, March 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that Scania AB the Swedish provider of transport solutions, including trucks and buses, has chosen BlackBerry QNX to provide the safety certified operating system (OS) and hypervisor for its high performance computing platforms within its next electrical architecture generation in heavy goods vehicles, effectively building the high performance backbone on a single software base.
Scania has committed to use BlackBerry® QNX® software in three Electronic Control Units (ECU), including its digital cockpit, telematics, and central high-performance coordinator platform, to deliver a safe and secure foundation for software to be developed upon. Looking to the future, Scania's usage of the QNX® OS will evolve into new domains increasing the importance for a standard OS and architecture for high performance ECU's.
"We chose BlackBerry QNX due to the company's history in safety certified embedded software, combined with its cybersecurity expertise," said Mikael Adelsberg, Senior Vice President of Connected, Autonomous and Embedded Systems at Scania. "Using a single OS and hypervisor for high performance systems in the truck has huge economical and technical benefits to our operations and allows us to bring customer value to market quicker and more efficiently."
BlackBerry QNX is trusted in more than 175 million vehicles globally and is deployed in embedded systems around the world across a range of industries including commercial vehicles, heavy machinery and other markets. It has been pre-certified to many industry safety standards including ISO 26262, IEC 61508 and IEC 62304, and has also been recognized by independent auditors at TÜV Rheinland as the world's first ASIL D safety-certified commercial hypervisor.
"The commitment from Scania to take on increased responsibility of its vehicles' software content is commendable, and we're excited to see this replicated across the market," said John Wall, Senior Vice President and Co-Head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions. "This deal showcases why BlackBerry QNX is the OS of choice for OEMs and how our software and expertise are helping them design the safest, most secure and reliable software for their vehicles. We are helping clients around the world accelerate innovation as the electronic architecture of the vehicle evolves and the complexity of the software operating on our software increases."
For more information on how BlackBerry QNX can help streamline your development process, please visit: BlackBerry.QNX.com.
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Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2020, we delivered 66,900 trucks, 5,200 buses as well as 11,000 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled SEK 125 billion, of which about 22 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs 50,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe and Latin America, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON SE. For more information visit: www.scania.com
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|From: Sultan||3/29/2021 1:57:25 PM|
|FWIW .. From Reddit |
QNX hypervisor will be in all future connected EVs (possibly including Tesla as self-driving and vehicle software becomes more regulated)
Running multiple OS-es in a single vehicle is going to be a major trend forward (one for instrument clusters, one for infotainment, one for autonomous driving etc.), so hypervisors will be the most foundational software component for connected vehicles. This is why industry experts don't see connected vehicles as "smartphones on wheels", they see them as "data centers on wheels".
Blackberry's QNX hypervisor is currently the most widely-adopted virtualization platform (arguably the industry-standard) among vehicles that need to run multiple OS-es (instrument clusters: QNX, infotainment: Automotive Grade Linux/Android Automotive/QNX/Windows Embedded Automotive/AliOS etc).
The other commercial alternatives in the RTOS hypervisor space (OpenSynergy's COQOS, SysGO's PikeOS, Wind River's VxWorks hypervisor, Green Hills' INTEGRITY) did not find much success in the automotive industry, showing that Blackberry's QNX hypervisor indeed has some stickiness among automakers. In fact, the only 2 hypervisors that currently support VirtIO are QNX hypervisor and COQOS. VirtIO is the upcoming standard that makes the deployment of Android Automotive on vehicles easier by hosting them as virtual machines.
In other words, if an automaker wants to use Android Automotive as their In-Vehicle Infotainment, the path of least resistance is to either use QNX hypervisors or COQOS because this way the automakers no longer have to implement the Hardware Abstraction Layer required for Android Automotive to work on bare-metal. Android Automotive will likely dominate the infotainment space due to its robust media apps development ecosystem and cross compatibility with the smartphone ecosystem. IVY will provide an interface for Android Automotive app developers to access vehicle sensor and localization data (possible monetization opportunity?). Any forward-looking automaker who wishes to compete with Tesla will definitely choose the Android Automotive + QNX hypervisor (+ Blackberry IVY possibly) stack. Recent examples include Volvo Polestar 2 and Ford.
QNX also has the largest market share in the digital instrument clusters RTOS space currently. QNX uses a microkernel architecture so it is designed to guarantee hard real-time requirements which is essential for instrument clusters. Nobody wants to see their speedometer lags or their digital dashboard crashes in the middle of the road because this poses safety risk. QNX is ISO 26262 ASIL-D certified, the highest possible safety rating for automotive RTOS.
AGL is no match in this space due to its monolithic architecture that makes it difficult to guarantee hard real-time requirements due to its tendency to do context switching. Some automakers may choose to use AGL/Linux for now (eg. Tesla), but this is really an unsafe practice and should hopefully be regulated soon. I remember hearing horror stories about Tesla's dashboard crashing and blacking out when the car is still moving on Autopilot on the freeway. Hopefully, as ADAS/self-driving becomes more mainstream, traffic authorities will make ISO 26262 ASIL-D safety certification a legal requirement for all connected vehicles.
On the security side, Blackberry's integration of Cylance into QNX will also be a key differentiator. As vehicles become more connected to the internet, hacking is inevitable and security will be a major requirement for all automakers. To see how scary it can be, see this Jeep hack video. Blackberry has a great track record in security and its security expertise is world leading, so this is another stickiness of QNX.
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|From: kidl||4/7/2021 10:02:15 AM|
|Volvo Group selects BlackBerry QNX for its Dynamic Software Platform |
WATERLOO, ON, April 7, 2021
WATERLOO, ON, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks, buses and construction equipment, has selected BlackBerry QNX as the foundational software for its main domain controller ECUs in more than 300,000 heavy vehicles Volvo Group manufactures every year.
To realize its vision for the electronic architecture of future generations of vehicles, Volvo Group wanted to take a new approach to software. It wanted to find a single supplier for the operating system (OS) and hypervisor to meet the needs of the 'whole truck', capable of supporting safety certification to the highest levels.
Following an in-depth proof of concept, Volvo Group decided to build its 'Volvo Dynamic Software Platform' (VDSP) on the QNX® OS for Safety and the QNX® Hypervisor for Safety, both certified to ISO 26262:2018 ASIL D. The engagement includes a new flexible use of the QNX OS and Hypervisor for the whole vehicle, which gives developers and architects the freedom to design the best possible system as the company looks at the requirements of the next 15 years, including the future support of autonomous driving and electrification.
Pre-integration with several Adaptive AUTOSAR suppliers was a primary reason Volvo Group chose BlackBerry QNX. Plus, with high levels of Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) compliance, engineers building on BlackBerry QNX can write software for a wide range of applications with a common API.
"BlackBerry QNX is a true partner and has provided us with the foundation we need to produce the safe and secure vehicles of tomorrow," said Mark Mohr, Senior Vice President Vehicle Technology at Volvo Group. "BlackBerry is well aligned with the automotive challenges within electrification, automation and connectivity and the technical solutions needed in these domains."
BlackBerry QNX is trusted by more than 68% of the Electric Vehicle market by volume, 23 of the top 25 EV manufacturers and is running in more than 175 million vehicles globally. Foundational software from BlackBerry QNX has been pre-certified to many industry safety standards including ISO 26262, IEC 61508 and IEC 62304, and has also been recognized by the independent auditors at TÜV Rheinland as the world's first ASIL D safety-certified commercial hypervisor.
"We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Volvo Group and help bring to market their world-class fleet of commercial vehicles," said John Wall, Senior Vice President and Co-Head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions. "OEMs are constantly looking to deploy the right software foundation for the safe and secure architecture of the whole truck, and with BlackBerry QNX we are able to deliver the components and functionality needed to make this possible."
For more information how BlackBerry QNX can help with building the safe and secure commercial vehicles of tomorrow, please visit: BlackBerry.QNX.com.
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|From: kidl||4/12/2021 8:45:17 AM|
| The Government of Canada Selects BlackBerry for Secure Productivity and Secure Communications |
WATERLOO, Ontario, April 12, 2021
WATERLOO, Ontario, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced the Government of Canada has selected BlackBerry for their secure productivity and secure communications needs. The Government of Canada also relies on BlackBerry for critical event management.
Shared Services Canada (SSC) signed a multi-year agreement giving public servants across the Government of Canada access to BlackBerry Spark® unified endpoint management (UEM) and BlackBerry SecuSUITE®. SSC is responsible for delivering modern, secure and reliable digital services across the Government of Canada.
BlackBerry, recognized by the Government of Canada as a benchmark for trusted technology, is relied on by millions of people around the world for its superior, secure, productivity, communications and safety software. The company's leading technology gives organizations and people the tools and protections they need to operate in today's digital economy.
"BlackBerry and the Government of Canada have been trusted partners for over thirty years," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackBerry. "We are delighted to expand our contributions to the Government of Canada's agenda and deliver digital services that better serve Canadians. Shared Services Canada plays a critical role in Canada's digital transformation strategy and we are very pleased to be their partner."
For more information on BlackBerry software, including BlackBerry Spark UEM, BlackBerry SecuSUITE and BlackBerry AtHoc®, visit BlackBerry.com.
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