BlackBerry, Qualcomm partners to feature smart cars, the two
companies are expanding a long-standing relationship to combine
BlackBerry’s software with Qualcomm’s wireless tech to future smart
BlackBerry wants to be in your car, forget smartphones! t:BlackBerry
CEO John Chen which has been moving the company away from smartphones
The new security software company, which previously made BlackBerry
smartphones, said on Thursday that it’s working with Qualcomm to develop
platforms for the next generation of connected vehicles.
The companies plan to combine BlackBerry’s QNX platform, which
previously powered the BlackBerry 10 mobile software for its phones,
with Qualcomm modems and its wireless technologies.
Some of the BlackBerry technologies includes telematics and virtual
cockpit controllers, which suggests work with commercial vehicles such
as delivery trucks.
The announcement was made as an extension of a relationship between the two companies that spans over the decade.