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BlackBerry is strengthening its ties with the automotive industry by providing a dedicated Android-based QNX platform for fully digital cockpits in cars. The cockpits must combine the instrument panel and the infotainment in a single digital solution.

With the now released QNX platform, car manufacturers can provide a fully integrated environment for the instrument panel and the operation of the infotainment system in their cars. According to the mobile software specialist, motorists should have a safer and more reliable driving experience.

The QNX platform for digital autocockpits is a collaboration between BlackBerry and the company Tata Elxsi, a custom-made and support specialist for Android.

Integrated instrument management and infotainment

Specifically, the QNX platform consists of hypervisor software that manages virtual servers to drive the various operating systems for instrument management and the management of the various infotainment applications. In addition, the platform ensures that all the different operating systems used within the car do not interfere with each other and operate independently of each other.

As a result, components of the QNX platform include BlackBerry’s certified QNX Hypervisor for security, the QNX platform for Instrument Clusters, the QNX CAR platform for infotainment and a secure version of the Android operating system. With this mobile operating system, it is possible, among other things, to give motorists interesting apps such as Google Maps and Play Music a more integrated record in the car environment.

Coming digital cockpits

It is not yet known when the first cars with the digital cockpits will be on the market. Car manufacturers who may be interested are Audi and Jaguar Land Rover.

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