Delphi, BlackBerry Team Up on Self-Driving Car Operating System

BlackBerry Ltd. is joining forces with Delphi Automotive Plc to provide the operating system for the low-cost self-driving car technology the auto-parts supplier will begin offering in 2019.

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BlackBerry’s QNX unit, a supplier of infotainment software to major automakers including Ford Motor Co., will collaborate with Delphi on a system that improves software performance and enhances safety in autonomous cars, the two companies said Wednesday. Delphi is developing an affordable self-driving system with Intel Corp. and its Mobileye unit that it will begin selling to carmakers in two years.

“There is no safety without security,” John Wall, senior vice president of BlackBerry QNX, said in a statement. “With cyber attacks and threats to connected vehicles on the rise, it is imperative that auto manufacturers are provided with software that is safety certified, reliable and secure.”