TTTech Auto and BlackBerry QNX to tackle future SDV complexity

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TTTech Auto and BlackBerry are expanding their existing partnership to address the growing complexity challenges of software defined vehicles (SDVs).

According to the companies the co-operation will support the native integration of the latest QNX Operating System (OS) 8.0 with TTTech Auto's best-in-class scheduling solutions in a single safety-certified product. A move that looks to enhance performance and enable better utilisation of the underlying semiconductors in complex and highly mission-critical environments such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in SDVs.

The joint product from this co-operation will support the scalability of architectures, from zonal to domain controllers and central compute, as well as from fail-safe to fail-operational solutions.

By leveraging best-in-class scheduling algorithms, the design phase will be simplified and testing efforts reduced, allowing users to modify their configuration with just one click and achieve functional results consistently.

The product is pre-certified to support relevant safety standards (ISO 26262 up to ASIL D) and security standards (ISO 21434) and will be available for projects by the end of Q2/2024 and fully certified in Q4/2024.

“The combination of rapid advancements in silicon chip performance, increasing system integration and interdependency, and growing software complexity is creating a pressure cooker environment for SDV manufacturers,” explained John Wall, SVP and head of QNX at BlackBerry. “When safety and security are paramount, there is no room for compromise. Our partnership with TTTech Auto will deliver a linchpin product that supports scalable architectures and complex interactions needed by SDVs on our trusted safe and secure QNX foundation.”

“Developing SDVs makes the old days of auto design look like child’s play,” commented Stefan Poledna, CTO and Co-Founder of TTTech Auto. “SDVs of the future require a system-wide approach that embraces the “4 S’s” of system, safety, security and software integration. In partnership with QNX, we’re helping overcome a major hurdle by offering a pre-integrated and pre-certified solution that ticks all of the boxes to support innovation and advancement in SDVs.”

This partnership builds on the success of an initial co-operation announced in June 2022, through which TTTech Auto and BlackBerry have integrated the QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and TTTech Auto's safe vehicle software platform, MotionWise.

Joint products from this co-operation are already in production.