Canadian based multinational company BlackBerry Ltd recently made an announcement regarding new software it has developed for running complex computer systems on vehicles, giving the once leading smartphone maker a leg up in a mushrooming segment of the technology market.
As of now, the company choose not to name any automakers who map to use the technology, but senior BlackBerry executive John Wall said “multiple” car companies are in progress of including it into onboard computer systems of vehicles that are at present in development.
BlackBerry flaunted the product, the QNX Hypervisor 2.0, a way to build vehicles more safe from hacking, saying that it can segregate numerous systems to sprint on a single piece of silicon, by permitting them to isolate functions critical to safety from systems that are bare to wireless networks.
“Think of a house, and a burglar getting into a room. So even if the burglar does get into that room, the door is locked, he can’t get out of that room. And even if he can get into the hallway, the other rooms are locked,” Wall, the head of BlackBerry’s QNX division said in a teleconference with reporters.
QNX today holds a sturdy position in the market for internet-connected car infotainment systems, and is further eyeing on enhancing up the sales by expanding into more of the vehicle. The automotive industry today is regarded as one of the fastest-growing segments of the technology market, as automakers race to add more autonomous features and eventually seek to build self-driving cars.
Additionally, Qualcomm Inc said the new hypervisor is well-matched with its Snapdragon 820Am automotive processor, allowing the carmakers to decrease hardware difficulty and costs by putting numerous systems on a single platform.