BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announces that Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) has selected BlackBerry® QNX® technology to demonstrate its next-generation Android Automotive-based concept at CES 2023. The Garmin Unified Cabin ™ gathers Combine many components, touch screens, and wireless devices on a single SoC (System on a Chip).
Garmin is a leading supplier to automotive OEMs who are looking for connected in-vehicle solutions because of their attractive design, quality, value-added designs, hardware availability, infotainment and other software and hardware. And Daimler, Ford, Honda, Toyota and Geely.
As part of this collaboration, BlackBerry will supply Garmin with BlackBerry QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX® Hypervisor solutions. The latter chose BlackBerry QNX because of its extensive and recognized experience, but also for its ability to provide cutting-edge software solutions that ensure safety, reliability and security. In addition, BlackBerry supported Google’s latest Android Automotive OS (AAOS) benchmark implementation (Trout 1.0).
“We are excited to work with BlackBerry QNX again to combine multiple operating systems on a single SoC used in Garmin’s Unified Cabin,” said Craig Boder, Garmin vice president, OEM Engineering. “Our strategic relationship grows as automakers look for safe, futuristic ways to run Android Automotive and RTOS simultaneously.”
“We are thrilled to be chosen by Garmin, a leading innovation company whose products have enabled users to travel with confidence on and off road for decades,” said Grant Courville, Vice President, Product and Strategy, BlackBerry QNX. “We have a long shared history with Garmin and look forward to helping them drive more automotive digital cockpit innovations based on our solutions.”
Leveraging a QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor solution, Garmin Unified Cabin™ integrates best-in-class BlackBerry security technologies that protect users from system crashes, malware, and cybersecurity breaches. These solutions provide the technology needed to power the next generation of products, while supporting 64-bit ARMv8 computing systems and the Intel x86-64 architecture. TÜV Rheinland’s ISO 26262 ASIL D certification also ensures OEMs and OEMs can use QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor to accelerate product launches and develop connected vehicles with proven security and reliable performance.
With proven expertise in functional safety and cybersecurity and continuous innovation, BlackBerry QNX provides OEMs worldwide with foundational software and cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies. BlackBerry QNX technology is used in more than 215 million vehicles, including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), digital dashboards, communication modules, hands-free applications, and infotainment systems.
The Garmin Unified Cabin™, featuring BlackBerry QNX technology, will be on display at CES 2023 in Garmin Booth #3641 in the West Hall.
To learn how BlackBerry helps QNX build safe and secure vehicles for the future, visit the dedicated website: BlackBerry.QNX.com.
BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to businesses and governments around the world. The company now insures more than 500 million stations, including 215 million vehicles currently in circulation. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, the company uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, data security and privacy, and is a leader in the areas of data management, terminal security, encryption and embedded systems. BlackBerry’s vision is clear: to deliver a trusted connected future.
About Garmin and the Garmin Automotive OEM
For more than 30 years, Garmin has revolutionized the aerospace, automotive, fitness, marine and outdoor recreation industries with innovative GPS products and technologies. Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN) in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries in the United States, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
Garmin Automotive OEM has established key relationships with leading automakers such as BMW Group, Daimler, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Geely and Yamaha to become the supplier of many hardware and software solutions for their vehicles. These solutions range from computer models and in-vehicle infotainment systems that provide a wide range of functionality, to integrated camera solutions, in-vehicle navigation solutions and precise positioning technology solutions. Garmin Auto OEM solutions support not only the vehicle’s infotainment system, but also Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features.
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