LCD cluster for Changan harnesses the punch of Blackberry QNX Neutrino RTOS

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BlackBerry Limited and BiTECH Automotive have revealed a co-developed digital LCD cluster incorporating the QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS), which has been deployed in Changan Automobile’s new high-end coupe, the UNI-V. The collaboration marks a significant expansion, following an earlier announcement made in 2021, when the company’s digital instrument cluster was first mass-produced for Changan’s mid-to-high-end SUV, the UNI-K.

As the first coupe in the UNI series, the UNI-V integrates Changan’s comprehensive range of interior technologies, including its Interactive Monitoring System (IMS), Intelligent Voice Interaction System (IVIS), and game-loaded cockpit, among others. The newly launched UNI-V’s interior mirrors the configuration of the UNI-K, with its LCD digital instrument cluster comprising three distinct parts. Highlighting essential information such as the vehicle’s speed, engine revs and fuel level, the cluster also incorporates augmented reality (AR) real-world navigation, as well as a multimedia interface and additional entertainment information.

Leveraging the QNX Neutrino RTOS means that the LCD digital instrument cluster incorporates BlackBerry security technologies that safeguard users against system malfunctions, malware and cybersecurity breaches. The QNX Neutrino RTOS also provides the necessary processing power for the industry’s next generation of products, while also supporting 64-bit ARMv8 computing platforms and Intel x86-64 architecture. ISO 26262 ASIL D certification by TÜV Rheinland also guarantees that OEMs and manufacturers can utilize the QNX Neutrino RTOS to accelerate product launches and develop connected cars with proven safety and reliable performance.

“The next generation of digital instrument clusters developed by BiTECH using BlackBerry QNX technology provides advanced features such as augmented reality, key vehicle data, infotainment options and personal customization to the Chinese customer,” said Dhiraj Handa, VP, Asia-Pacific, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “We are pleased to join forces with BiTECH to continue delivering the reliability, functional safety and cybersecurity that Changan Automobile and other automotive OEMs need.”

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