BlackBerry's constructing software program to assist energy self-driving automobiles

BlackBerry's building software to help power self-driving cars

It has been a very long time since BlackBerry was only a telephone maker, a proven fact that was made extra obvious than ever on the firm’s cozy CES press convention. To wit: The corporate simply pulled again the curtain on a QNX-based mostly software program platform meant to assist self-driving automobiles keep protected and on the street. No, significantly! Whereas automotive makers typically use QNX to energy their in-automotive leisure methods, BlackBerry’s new platform ought to make it simpler for them to gather and interpret environmental knowledge to feed into their automobiles’ driver help methods.

It is all concerning the flexibility, actually. BlackBerry’s strategy means automotive makers can construct options for self-driving automobiles on prime of a standard core, relatively than spending years making an attempt to construct that core themselves. The framework BlackBerry has already made is surprisingly considerate too; the corporate has whipped up reference techniques for “constructing multi-digital camera automotive imaginative and prescient techniques” and purposes that permit automobiles talk with one another. Self-driving automobiles are lastly turning into a actuality; Ford CEO Mark Fields stated yesterday that mainstream fashions are about 4 years away. If BlackBerry’s fortunate, its new software program might assist it transition its enterprise away from a cellular market that has battered the corporate so completely.

Anyway. We’re advised that there are some demo automobiles lurking someplace on the present flooring that exhibit how these consciousness and communications methods actually work — keep tuned as we hunt them down and see BlackBerry’s new stuff in motion.