Delphi Partners with Blackberry to Provide Autonomous Driving Operating System


Delphi Automotive, an automotive technology supplier which operates its North American headquarters in Troy, has signed a commercial partnership with Blackberry Limited, a mobile communications and enterprise software company, to produce the operating system for a new autonomous driving system.

BlackBerry QNX works to build secure, scalable, and trusted software solutions and will collaborate with Delphi to advance the technology in autonomous driving. Delphi’s Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP), an automated driving solution, is set to launch in 2019.

“BlackBerry QNX will provide a robust software infrastructure for CSLP and help advance Delphi’s autonomous driving system,” says Glen De Vos, senior vice president and CTO for Delphi. “Safety in high performance computing systems is paramount to a production ready autonomous driving solution.”

BlackBerry QNX will facilitate Delphi’s software algorithms and middleware, to ensure security and enhance performance.

“There is no safety without security,” says John Wall, senior vice president and general manager of BlackBerry QNX. “With cyberattacks 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. This is an area in which BlackBerry QNX excels, and we look forward to the new opportunities this expansion with Delphi will bring.”

QNX performs on microkernel architecture, file encryption, adaptive time partitioning, a high availability framework, anomaly detection, and multi-level policy-based access control. The operating system helps guard against malfunctions, malware, and cyber-attacks.