Delphi chooses BlackBerry OS for automated driving system

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Delphi Automotive has signed an agreement to use the BlackBerry operating system in its Centralised Sensing Localisation and Planning (CSLP) concept. The turnkey automated driving solution, planned to launch in 2019, is said to provide car manufacturers with Automated Mobility on Demand functionality.

The BlackBerry QNX OS for Safety will be used alongside Delphi’s proprietary Ottomatika software algorithms and middleware to enhance performance and safety. As part of the deal, both companies will work to improve software performance and safety in autonomous driving technology.

“BlackBerry QNX will provide a robust software infrastructure for CSLP and help advance Delphi's autonomous driving system,” claimed Glen De Vos, Delphi’s chief technology officer. “Safety in high performance computing systems is paramount to a production ready autonomous driving solution.”

“There is no safety without security,” said John Wall, 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.”

The BlackBerry OS is said to be certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D for automotive applications.