BLACKBERRY TEAMS UP WITH DESAY SV AUTOMOTIVE TO ENABLE AN INTELLIGENT AND SAFE DRIVING EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEW XPENG P7 - A LEADING LEVEL 3 AUTONOMOUS EV

WATERLOO, ONTARIO and BEIJING, CHINA – BlackBerry Limited today announced the IPU-03, an autonomous driving domain controller developed in conjunction with Desay SV Automotive, has been officially mass produced in the Xpeng P7, a super-long range, high-performance and fast-charging intelligent EV sports sedan from Xpeng Motors, one of China’s leading electric vehicle and technology companies. As the operating system for the IPU-03, QNX® OS for Safety powers the Xpeng P7’s intelligent driving system.

Available in China, the Xpeng P7 is one of the world’s leading autonomous EVs and carries the Desay SV automatic driving domain control unit – the IPU-03. Through multi-sensor data collection, the IPU-03 calculates the vehicle’s driving status and provides 360-degreee omnidirectional perception with real time monitoring of the surrounding environment to make safe driving decisions.

“Desay SV Automotive has extensive experience in intelligent cockpits, smart driving and connected services. Augmented with the safety expertise of BlackBerry® QNX®, together we can address the diverse needs of an auto industry that is undergoing meaningful transformation,” said John Wall, Senior Vice President and Co-Head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “To that end, it’s a real privilege to have BlackBerry technology powering the intelligent driving system within Xpeng Motors innovative new P7 system.”

“We are excited to work with BlackBerry QNX who is known for its safety, security, and real-time capabilities,” said Li Huang, General Manager of Technology Center at Desay SV Automotive. “Our relationship with BlackBerry QNX allows both companies to improve our product advantages in the field of autonomous driving with a view to providing car manufacturers and users with safe, high-performance and smart mobility solutions.”

As the central processing unit for the vehicle’s autonomous driving function, the IPU-03 meets the automotive industry’s most stringent requirements. On the software side, QNX OS for Safety is an AUTOSAR-compliant real-time operating system (RTOS) containing safety components running on the MCU. On the hardware front, backup redundancy design methodology has been adopted. The IPU-03 fulfills ISO 26262 Functional Safety ASIL Level D and forms the backbone for Xpeng’s intelligent driving system. In addition, the NVIDIA Xavier platform has a computing capacity of up to 30 trillion operations per second (TOPS), making it capable of processing massive data input from the vehicle’s various sensors, including radars, cameras, lidar and ultrasonic systems, in real time and running algorithms such as perception, positioning, planning, and control without delay.

BlackBerry’s QNX OS for Safety is an operating system that embedded developers can use to build safety-critical systems. Based on BlackBerry’s advanced and secure QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX OS for Safety has been certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D and IEC 61508 SIL3. With a pre-certified microkernel RTOS, automakers and embedded software developers in a wide variety of industries can accelerate their development and streamline certification efforts with a reduced scope.

The QNX® Software Development Platform (SDP) is the most secure, highest performance and reliable OS platform. It includes the QNX Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® Tool Suite and QNX Software Center to provide a full-featured, real-time operating system and development tools for embedded developers.

STRADVISION SELECTS BLACKBERRY TO DRIVE ADVANCEMENTS ACROSS SOUTH KOREAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

WATERLOO, CANADA and SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – BlackBerry Limited today announced StradVision, an industry leader in AI-based camera perception technology, will utilize the QNX Software Development Platform within a number of next generation Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AV) from South Korean automakers.

With the agreement, BlackBerry will license its BlackBerry QNX technology to StradVision, including its QNX Software Development Platform (SDP) 7.0 for use in the company’s SVNet, an AI-based camera perception software tool that is expected to be adopted by South Korea’s top automotive supplier and a leading automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

"The competitiveness of SVNet lies in its flexibility with its broad hardware support and deep learning software for the advancement of safer driving," said Junhwan Kim, CEO, StradVision. "Leveraging BlackBerry technology will reinforce SVNet as one of the most reliable, safe and robust camera perception solutions for ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles, enabling us to bring more innovation and convenience to customers.”

“We are excited to work with StradVision to help our automotive customers surpass their competition with our reliable and secure QNX Neutrino Real-time Operating System,” said John Wall, SVP and Co-Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “This relationship further cements our leadership as a provider of secure operating systems and foundational software solutions designed to meet the evolving needs for connected, and autonomous vehicles across the South Korea automotive industry.”

Empowered by StradVision’s patented and cutting-edge Deep Neural Network, SVNet saves power and is compatible with target hardware systems, allowing vehicles to detect objects; including other cars on the road, lanes, pedestrians, animals, signs and traffic lights. SVNet remains fully operational even in harsh climates and continues to improve vehicle safety by analyzing collected data with speed and accuracy.

BLACKBERRY WINS TU-AUTOMOTIVE’S 2020 SOFTWARE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD

We are thrilled to announce that BlackBerry has been named by TU-Automotive as this year’s ‘Software Supplier of the Year’.

The electronic architecture of the vehicle is evolving from being hardware-driven to software-defined, and this recognition by TU-Automotive further validates our leadership position within the industry as the premier foundational software provider for the current and the next generation of connected, automated and autonomous vehicles.

The TU-Automotive Awards are amongst the most prestigious and anticipated awards in the connected car industry and the number of competitors entering submissions has never been higher. The 2020 TU-Automotive Award winners were honored as part of a special virtual ceremony during the Informa Tech Automotive Group’s Festival of Automotive held August 20. Informa Tech Automotive Group analysts and editors turned all of the entries received into a list of finalists and the category winners were ultimately picked by an independent panel of judges.

BlackBerry QNX is a leading supplier of safe, secure, and trusted operating systems, middleware, development tools, and engineering services for mission-critical embedded systems. Automakers and Tier 1’s use BlackBerry QNX software in their advanced driver assistance systems, digital instrument clusters, digital cockpits, connectivity modules, secure gateways, handsfree systems, infotainment systems and other automotive subsystems.

We also have a broad portfolio of safety-certified software including our QNX operating system, hypervisor, development tools and middleware that meet safety standards for a wide range of industries including automotive, medical devices, industrial control, rail, and robotics. We have a diverse client list and are the embedded OS of choice for safe and secure critical systems across many industries.

QNX technology is embedded in more than 175 million vehicles on the road and is used by nine of the top ten automotive Tier 1's and by 45+ OEMs, including BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, KIA, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota and Volkswagen.

We wish to thank TU-Automotive, Informa Tech Automotive Group, and the entire judging committee for acknowledging BlackBerry QNX and the critical role our company serves as a software supplier.

 
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