BlackBerry has announced that Hyundai Autron, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group, has selected BlackBerry QNX to power the company’s next generation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving software platform.
“Hyundai Autron develops the Hyundai Motor standard software platform based on the international AUTOSAR standard,” said Dae-Heung Moon, CEO at Hyundai Autron. “Powered by BlackBerry QNX technology, together we will deliver ADAS and autonomous driving software platforms that will set a new standard for the automotive industry.”
The solution that Hyundai Autron will be using is called QNX OS for Safety, which is a software that specializes in safety and mission-critical applications, such as ADAS and autonomous driving.
“We are excited to work with Hyundai Autron to provide next-generation automobiles with a secured ADAS and autonomous driving software platform,” said John Chen, BlackBerry’s chief executive officer and executive chairman, said in a press release. “Functional safety and security are top priorities in connected and autonomous vehicles. BlackBerry QNX software meets the ISO 26262 ASIL-D level of certification which is the most stringent safety classification for the automotive market.”
BlackBerry QNX has the highest level of automotive certification for functional safety and has its software currently installed on 150 million cars on the road.