Baidu to Use BlackBerry Software in Self-Driving Platform (photo for representation, image: Reuters)
“By integrating the BlackBerry QNX OS with the Apollo platform, we will enable carmakers to leap from prototype to production systems,” said Li Zhenyu, general manager of Baidu’s intelligent driving division. The automotive industry is one of the fastest-growing segments of the technology market, as automakers race to add more features toward building self-driving cars.
BlackBerry has already signed various deals for next-generation automotive systems with chipmaker Qualcomm as well as technology companies Denso and Aptiv Plc. As part of the latest agreement, BlackBerry and Baidu will also combine Baidu’s smartphone integration software for connected cars and its AI system to run on the BlackBerry QNX Platform, the Canadian software maker said.