BlackBerry is to extend its existing collaboration in China with Tier 1 automotive supplier Marelli, a move that follows previous technology collaborations focused on digital cluster developments in 2016 and 2018. Marelli has chosen the BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS and BlackBerry QNX Hypervisor to power its Cockpit Domain Controller, a critical in-vehicle system featuring infotainment and digital instrument cluster functions.
“We are pleased to expand our long-term collaboration with Marelli to further empower the automotive industry and our customers across the world,” said John Wall, SVP and co-head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “Together, we will continue to deliver innovative, integrated and intelligent next-generation cockpit technology to the market underpinned by BlackBerry’s safety-certified, secure and reliable solutions.”
BlackBerry and Marelli began co-developing embedded cockpit systems for four major Chinese auto makers in 2016. In 2018, the two companies extended the collaboration to utilize the QNX platform in Marelli’s electronic systems cockpit and digital instrument cluster solution.