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Delphi Teams With BlackBerry on Autonomous Driving

September 21, 2017

Screen shot of one of Delphi's self-driving test cars courtesy of Delphi via YouTube.
Screen shot of one of Delphi's self-driving test cars courtesy of Delphi via YouTube.

Automotive supplier Delphi Automotive is partnering with mobile communications company BlackBerry Limited to improve the performance and safety of Delphi’s operating system for autonomous driving, the companies said.

Delphi’s turnkey automated driving solution, Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP), is set to launch in 2019. As a result of the collaboration, BlackBerry’s QNX SDP 7.0 operating system is expected to bolster security for the CSLP system.

“BlackBerry QNX will provide a robust software infrastructure for CSLP and help advance Delphi’s autonomous driving system,” said Glen De Vos, Delphi senior vice president and chief technology officer. “Safety in high performance computing systems is paramount to a production ready autonomous driving solution.”

The BlackBerry QNX operating system improves kernel-level security and guards against system malfunctions, malware and cyber attacks.

“There is no safety without security,” said John Wall, senior vice president and general manager of BlackBerry QNX. “With cyber attacks and threats to connected vehicles on the rise, it is imperative that auto manufacturers are provided with software that is safety certified, reliable and secure. This is an area in which BlackBerry QNX excels, and we look forward to the new opportunities this expansion with Delphi will bring.”

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