Delphi Automotive and BlackBerry are joining forces to develop self-driving vehicles.
Smartphone pioneer BlackBerry, based in Waterloo, Ontario, will provide the operating system for Delphi’s autonomous driving system, which is called Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning and is expected to launch in 2019.
Delphi, an auto supplier that was the parts division of General Motors, is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with U.S. operations based in Troy.
The companies announced Wednesday that they have signed a commercial partnership agreement. Terms of the deal were not available.
Using features like file encryption, anomaly detection and other methods, the BlackBerry QNX system “helps guard against system malfunctions, malware and cyber attacks,” according to a news release.
“BlackBerry QNX will provide a robust software infrastructure for Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning and help advance Delphi’s autonomous driving system,” Glen De Vos, Delphi senior vice president and chief technology officer, said in the release. “Safety in high-performance computing systems is paramount to a production-ready autonomous driving solution.”
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