BlackBerry QNX to power digital cockpit in high-end SUV

Features in ARCFOX αT's system based on BB's Hypervisor


Blackberry QNXBlackBerry Ltd has said its BlackBerry QNX technology will power the innovative digital cockpit in ARCFOX αT, an intelligent, high-end, electric SUV.

The fully digital console touchscreen, instrument cluster, air-conditioned screen and heads-up display in ARCFOX αT’s digital cockpit system, are all based on the QNX Hypervisor.

Blackberry said it is the world’s first ISO 26262 ASIL D safety-certified commercial embedded hypervisor, offering the trusted reliability and performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS.

Multiple operating systems

Besides, it also allows multiple operating systems to safely co-exist on the same system-on-a-chip (SoC). Thanks to this, developers can isolate and partition safety-critical systems from non-safety critical systems.

By doing this, they can ensure that critical systems are isolated and continue to function even if other components fail.

John Wall, SVP and co-head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions, said, “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.”

He said that BlackBerry QNX is the obvious choice for its extremely reliable, safety-certified and highly secure automotive software.

BlackBerry said its QNX technology is used in over 175 million vehicles including in digital instrument clusters, advanced driver assistance (ADAS), handsfree, connectivity modules and infotainment systems.

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