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Canada’s BlackBerry Limited has announced an expansion of its collaboration in China with Marelli, a leading Tier 1 global automotive supplier. Marelli has chosen the BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS and BlackBerry QNX Hypervisor to power its Cockpit Domain Controller, an in-vehicle system featuring Infotainment and Digital Cluster functions.
The BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS has been adopted across a number of Marelli’s in-production projects in China.
The expanded working relationship between the two companies aims to accelerate the deployment of integrated Digital Cockpit solutions for the world’s leading OEMs.
It follows previous technology collaboration announcements focused on Digital Cluster developments in 2016 and 2018.
With around 54,000 employees worldwide, the MARELLI footprint includes 170 facilities and R&D centres across Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa.
John Wall, SVP and Co-Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions, says: “We are pleased to expand our long-term collaboration with Marelli to further empower the automotive industry and our customers across the world. 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.”
“Being original, distinctive innovators and first-class integrators in the automotive industry, Marelli meet the highest standards in safety and security requirements,” adds David Fan, EVP and President of Marelli China. “A strong collaboration between BlackBerry and Marelli allows us to provide a safe, secure and reliable Digital Cockpit for Chinese OEMs and auto manufacturers.”
Based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, BlackBerry leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security management, encryption, and embedded systems.