BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover Sign Collaborative Supply Agreement
Kingdom, March 22, 2018 (#GLOBENEWSWIRE
) -- BlackBerry Limited (#NYSE
:BB) (TSX:BB) and Jaguar Land Rover announced today that the companies have entered into a multi-year agreement to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer’s next-generation vehicles.
As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its #QNX
technology to Jaguar Land Rover, as well as assign a team of engineers to support in the development of new Electronic Control Unit (ECU) modules. The first #ECU
project will be a next-generation infotainment system. “Working with BlackBerry will enable us to develop the safe and secure next-generation connected car our customers want,” said Dave Nesbitt, Vehicle Engineering Director at Jaguar Land Rover. “Together with BlackBerry #engineers
, we will be able to access the most dynamic and up-to-date software to ensure the highest security required for our connected vehicles.” “We are at a pivotal moment, where innovative automakers, such as Jaguar Land Rover, are realizing they need to take an active role in defining the software architecture for their vehicles,” said #JohnWall
, SVP and GM of #BlackBerryQNX
, BlackBerry. “Connected and autonomous vehicles will react and drive based on rich data. Our platforms help process data efficiently and keep it secure and trusted. We are incredibly honored to work with Jaguar Land Rover and look forward to our teams working hand in hand to deliver an enhanced driving experience for their customers.” As the leader in safety-certified, secure, and reliable software for the #automotiveindustry
, BlackBerry currently provides #OEMs
around the world with state-of-the-art #technology
to protect and mitigate hardware, software, applications and end-to-end systems from #cyberattacks
. BlackBerry’s pedigree in security and continued innovation has led to recent automotive design wins with Baidu , Delphi, Denso, @nvidia
, and others.
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