WATERLOO, Ontario and CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB, TSX:BB) and Plus, a leading provider of self-driving truck technology, announced today that Plus has selected BlackBerry® QNX® technology for the global commercial deployment of the company's automated driving system for Class 8 trucks.
Plus is the first automated truck developer to use BlackBerry QNX technology for its next-generation self-driving systems, which are expected to be commercialized and deployed by Plus and FAW, China's largest heavy-duty truck maker, beginning in 2021. Plus also plans to deploy thousands of intelligent, automated trucks in the US in the next two years.
As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its ISO 26262 ASIL-D safety-certified QNX® OS for Safety software solution to Plus, further strengthening the technology foundation the company has built to create a truly safe and secure automated driving system. Based on the QNX® Neutrino® Real-time Operating System (RTOS), QNX OS for Safety is used around the world by embedded software developers for mission-critical systems in medical devices, industrial controls, rail, robotics and aerospace and defense.