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BlackBerry and LG expand partnership to drive advancements in connected and autonomous vehicle technology

June 28, 2019
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BlackBerry Limited has announced that it is expanding its partnership with LG Electronics Inc. to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers around the world.

As part of the agreement, LG Electronics will use a range of BlackBerry QNX software and services to build next generation digital consolidated cockpits, including infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and telematics systems for multiple OEMs.

The expanded relationship builds on a long history of collaboration between LG and BlackBerry and covers multiple next generation programs from multiple OEMs from around the world. For the new systems, BlackBerry will provide LG with QNX software including QNX Software Development Platform (SDP 7.0), QNX OS for Safety, QNX Hypervisor, QNX acoustics middleware, QNX SDK for apps and media, as well as professional engineering services for system-level integration, performance optimization, and solution validation.

Commenting on the development, Kaivan Karimi, SVP and Co-Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions, said, “BlackBerry has been a trusted supplier to LG for nearly 15 years, providing flexible QNX-based software solutions that have helped them to deliver millions of high-quality systems to the world’s leading automakers. We are thrilled to build on and expand our relationship with them as part of our commitment to provide automakers with safety-certified, secure and reliable solutions and look forward to our teams working closely together to help produce cutting-edge cars for the future of automotive market.”

Meanwhile, Hwang Won-yong, Head of Audio, Video, Navigation and Cluster Engineering, LG’s Vehicle Component Solutions Company, said, “BlackBerry QNX has been our long-term, reliable partner for more than a decade, providing high performance, secure and trusted mission-critical software solutions that have helped LG delivered millions of high-quality systems to the world’s automakers. We are pleased to further expand and strengthen our partnership with BlackBerry QNX, using its innovative solutions in the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies including the future of in-vehicle infotainment systems.”

 

 
 
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