BMW and BlackBerry are set to work together to develop the self-driving tech for the German automaker’s next-generation vehicles.
Under the terms of the multi-year agreement between the two companies, BlackBerry will license use of its QNX technology to provide improved safety for drivers.
What’s more, the former smartphone giant will assign a team of engineers to support the development of level 2 and 2+ driving automation functions across different BMW models.
According to a press release, BMW chose BlackBerry for its “deep expertise and strong track record of providing leading-edge embedded software solutions that deliver safety, reliability and security.”
Of course, BMW isn’t BlackBery’s only automotive client. In fact, BlackBerry is also working with companies including Scania, Volvo, Ford, GM, Honda, Mercedes, Toyota, and Volkswagen cars.
As such, BlackBerry’s WNX technology is currently active in more than 195 million vehicles around the world.
The features on offer to BMW drivers include digital cockpits, secure data gateways, and advanced driver assistance systems.