BlackBerry, the provider of security software and services for the IoT, is now supporting Cariad, the software company of the Volkswagen Group, with its QNX technology as a component of the VW.OS software platform.
As part of the Volkswagen Group's New Car strategy, the Cariad subsidiary is developing a uniform software platform consisting of VW.OS, the Volkswagen Cloud VW.AC and a scalable, uniform end-to-end electronic architecture. The platform is to be available for the group's brands from the middle of the decade.
BlackBerry is licensing its QNX technology for Cariad, including the QNX OS for Safety 2.2 solution, which will be integrated into the VW.OS software platform, specifically the advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving (ADAS/AD) stack. Within the VW.OS ADAS/AD stack, QNX OS for Safety 2.2 provides a reliable, safe functional base. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will also provide QNX with professional development and consulting services for system-level integration, performance optimisation and validation of the solution.
QNX OS for Safety is based on BlackBerry's QNX Neutrino secure real-time operating system (RTOS) and is a fully POSIX-compliant, open standards-based operating system that enables embedded developers to build safety-critical systems. It is certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D, the automotive industry's highest functional safety standard.
With a pre-certified, scalable microkernel RTOS, the solution enables automotive manufacturers and embedded software developers in a variety of industries to accelerate their development times and reduce the cost of transferring projects from the development and test phase to production.