Scania chooses BlackBerry QNX for its next generation of vehicles

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BlackBerry today announced that Scania AB the Swedish provider of transport solutions, including trucks and buses, has chosen BlackBerry QNX to provide the safety certified operating system and hypervisor for its high performance computing platforms within its next electrical architecture generation in heavy goods vehicles, effectively building the high performance backbone on a single software base.

Scania has committed to use BlackBerry® QNX® software in three Electronic Control Units, including its digital cockpit, telematics, and central high-performance coordinator platform, to deliver a safe and secure foundation for software to be developed upon. Looking to the future, Scania’s usage of the QNX® OS will evolve into new domains increasing the importance for a standard OS and architecture for high performance ECU’s.

BlackBerry QNX is trusted in more than 175 million vehicles globally and is deployed in embedded systems around the world across a range of industries including commercial vehicles, heavy machinery and other markets. It has been pre-certified to many industry safety standards including ISO 26262, IEC 61508 and IEC 62304, and has also been recognized by independent auditors at TÜV Rheinland as the world’s first ASIL D safety-certified commercial hypervisor.