JLR and BlackBerry to develop ECU modules for future vehicles

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BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have entered into a multi-year agreement to develop technology for next-gen vehicles. As part of this, BlackBerry will license its QNX and Certicom technology to Jaguar Land Rover, as well as assign a team of engineers to support in the development of new ECU modules. The one will be a next-generation infotainment system.

“Working with BlackBerry will enable us to develop the safe and secure next generation connected car our customers want,” said Dave Nesbitt, vehicle engineering director at Jaguar Land Rover. “Together with BlackBerry engineers, we will be able to access the most dynamic and up-to-date software to ensure the highest security required for our connected vehicles.”

John Wall, senior VP and GM of BlackBerry QNX, added, “We are at a pivotal moment where innovative auto makers, such as Jaguar Land Rover, are realizing they need to take an active role in defining the software architecture for their vehicles.

“Connected and autonomous vehicles will react and drive based on rich data. Our platforms help process data efficiently and keep it secure and trusted. We are incredibly honoured to work with JLR and look forward to our teams working hand in hand to deliver an enhanced driving experience for their customers.”

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