LG, the South Korean giant, has partnered with BlackBerry in order to bring advancements to the connected and autonomous vehicle technology. With the help of this partnership, LG will be allowed to use a wide range of BlackBerry QNX software and services to build next-generation digital consolidated cockpits, including infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters and telematics systems for multiple OEMs.
Commenting on the partnership, Kaivan Karimi, SVP and Co-Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions, BlackBerry, said “BlackBerry has been a trusted supplier to LG for nearly 15 years, providing flexible QNX-based software solutions that have helped them to deliver millions of high-quality systems to the world’s leading automakers We are thrilled to build on and expand our relationship with them as part of our commitment to provide automakers with safety-certified, secure and reliable solutions and look forward to our teams working closely together to help produce cutting-edge cars for the future of automotive market.”
“BlackBerry QNX has been our long-term, reliable partner for more than a decade, providing high performance, secure and trusted mission-critical software solutions that have helped LG delivered millions of high-quality systems to the world’s automakers. We are pleased to further expand and strengthen our partnership with BlackBerry QNX, using its innovative solutions in the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies including the future of in-vehicle infotainment systems,” said Hwang Won-yong, Head of Audio, Video, Navigation and Cluster Engineering, LG’s Vehicle Component Solutions Company.
For the new systems, BlackBerry will be providing LG with QNX software including QNX Software Development Platform (SDP 7.0), QNX OS for Safety, QNX Hypervisor, QNX acoustics middleware, QNX SDK for Apps and Media, as well as professional engineering services for system-level integration, performance optimization, and solution validation.