BlackBerry Limited and Jaguar Land Rover announced Thursday that they have deepened their partnership in developing the automotive manufacturer’s next generation vehicles.
The collaboration between the companies has expanded to include BlackBerry Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies for automotive. Leveraging BlackBerry QNX and BlackBerry Cylance, the companies are working on transforming vehicle safety across a range of capabilities, including predictive software maintenance and cybersecurity threat protection.
It also includes BlackBerry QNX for Jaguar Land Rover’s next-generation vehicle architecture. Integrating BlackBerry software establishes the overall safety of Jaguar Land Rover’s next-generation vehicle architecture, for the best-in-class product its customers expect.
The alliance also features BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting. Consisting of BlackBerry consultants and security testing technology, BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting services identify security vulnerabilities in connected and autonomous vehicles, across the full software library used in a vehicle.
“Jaguar Land Rover and BlackBerry share a common objective in bringing the most intelligent vehicles to reality,” said Prof Sir Ralf D Speth KBE FREng, Jaguar Land Rover CEO. “I am delighted that our partnership with BlackBerry continues to go from strength-to-strength, a company whose technology innovations uniquely address the expanding safety needs of the automotive industry.”
“BlackBerry is a trusted partner of the automotive industry because of our heritage and innovations in secure communications,” said John Chen, executive chairman & CEO, BlackBerry. “We are pleased to be Jaguar Land Rover’s chosen partner for safety-certified technology, as we advance Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies to transform automotive safety.”
Last March, BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover entered into a multi-year agreement to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer’s next-generation vehicles. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its QNX and Certicom technology to Jaguar Land Rover, as well as assign a team of engineers to support in the development of new Electronic Control Unit (ECU) modules. The first ECU project will be a next-generation infotainment system.