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Canada’s BlackBerry Limited and Magna International Inc. have entered into a multi-year agreement to collaborate on various integrated Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) solutions. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will provide Magna with QNX software including the QNX Software Development Platform, QNX OS for Safety, QNX Platform for ADAS, as well as professional engineering services for system-level integration, performance optimisation, and solution validation.
BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 195M vehicles.
Sharath Reddy, Senior Vice President Magna Electronics, says: “Magna’s ADAS expertise and unique ability to integrate system solutions into various vehicle applications gives us a competitive advantage. Additionally, collaborating with companies like with BlackBerry helps us with speed to market.”
“It’s a great pleasure to work with another Canadian company – and global market leader in the automotive market. Our collaboration brings together both company’s software and functional safety strengths as part of a platform that is already being delivered to multiple global OEMs,” adds John Wall, SVP and Co-Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “With software now being a driving force in the automotive industry, delivering compelling solutions that are seamlessly integrated into a vehicle allows OEMs to differentiate themselves. We are excited to be working with Magna, a fast-moving company on the cutting edge of ADAS, as the technologies undergo rapid adoption and expansion driven by a number of regulatory mandates that are on the horizon.”
Magna‘s global network includes 343 manufacturing operations and 91 product development, engineering and sales centres spanning 28 countries.