BLACKBERRY QNX TO POWER ARCFOX ΑT INNOVATIVE DIGITAL COCKPIT

WATERLOO, ONTARIO and BEIJING, CHINA – BlackBerry Limited today announced that BlackBerry QNX technology will power the innovative digital cockpit in ARCFOX αT, a high-end, intelligent, electric SUV.

In ARCFOX αT’s digital cockpit system, the fully digital instrument cluster, console touchscreen, AC screen and Heads-Up Display are all based on the QNX® Hypervisor, the world’s first ISO 26262 ASIL D safety-certified commercial embedded hypervisor. The QNX Hypervisor provides the trusted reliability and performance of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, while also allowing multiple operating systems to safely co-exist on the same system-on-a-chip (SoC). With the QNX Hypervisor, developers can partition and isolate safety-critical systems from non-safety critical systems, ensuring that critical systems are isolated and continue to function even if other components fail.

“We are thrilled to work with ARCFOX to help them take advantage of one of the auto industry’s most significant trends – the exploding demand for safe, seamless, digital in-car experiences,” said John Wall, Senior Vice President and Co-Head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “BlackBerry QNX is the obvious choice for its safety-certified, extremely reliable, and highly secure automotive software. We’re confident that drivers of the new ARCFOX αT will relish the comfort, safety and connectivity it delivers.”

As the leader in safe, secure, and reliable software for critical embedded systems, BlackBerry QNX provides OEMs and Tier 1s around the world with state-of-the-art foundational software and cybersecurity technologies. BlackBerry QNX technology is used in more than 175 million vehicles on the road including in advanced driver assistance (ADAS), digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, handsfree, and infotainment systems.

BLACKBERRY QNX HYPERVISOR AWARDED WORLD’S FIRST AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY INTEGRITY LEVEL (ASIL) ‘D’ CERTIFICATION

WATERLOO, CANADA and COLOGNE, GERMANY – BlackBerry Limited today announced that its QNX Hypervisor 2.0 for Safety has been recognized as ISO 26262 ASIL D compliant by the independent auditors at TÜV Rheinland, making it the world’s first ASIL D safety-certified commercial hypervisor. Using the QNX Hypervisor 2.0 for Safety, developers can partition and isolate safety-critical systems (e.g. body domain control) from non-safety critical systems (e.g. infotainment), ensuring that critical systems are isolated and are safely managed in the event of system failure.

“The world’s leading automakers, their Tier 1 suppliers, chip manufacturers and new startups trust our safety-certified and secure software platform as the foundation on which to build the next generation of vehicles,” said Grant Courville, Vice President, Products and Strategy at BlackBerry QNX. “Gaining ISO 26262 ASIL D and IEC 61508 SIL 3 Certification for our QNX Hypervisor 2.0 for Safety is further affirmation of our leadership position within the industry.”

"Reaching the safety level of ISO 26262 ASIL D for a commercial hypervisor required a strong coordinated effort between the QNX team and our independent assessment team. TÜV Rheinland is proud to be part of this industry-leading accomplishment, helping to bring the highest levels of safety to automotive controllers and other embedded systems that require virtualization," said Thomas Steffens, Regional Business Segment Manager of the Automation, Functional Safety & Cyber Security division of TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH.

As a leader in safety-certified, secure and reliable embedded software, BlackBerry QNX is used by top automakers for their advanced driver assistance, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, handsfree, and infotainment systems.

 
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