VW picks Blackberry QNX for VW.OS

  • July 20, 2022
  • William Payne

Volkswagen Group has picked Blackberry QNX as a component in its future software platform VW.OS. QNX will help power VW’s software stack for automated driving.

VW’s software subsidiary CARIAD is developing a unified software platform for future vehicles as part of the company’s NEW AUTO strategy. The unified platform will include VW.OS, the Volkswagen Cloud VW.AC, and an end-to-end electronic architecture. The new platform will be available for Volkswagen Group brands from the middle of the decade.

BlackBerry will license its BlackBerry QNX technology to CARIAD, including its QNX OS for Safety 2.2. It will be integrated in CARIAD’s software platform VW.OS, specifically in the stack for advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving functions (ADAS/AD). As part of the agreement, BlackBerry QNX will also provide engineering and consulting services. This will include system-level integration, performance optimisation, and solution validation.

“From chip to cloud, BlackBerry QNX is trusted by the world’s leading automotive companies for our leading-edge embedded software solutions that deliver safety, reliability and security,” said John Wall, SVP and Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “With the industry coalescing around the pursuit of the software-defined vehicle, we look forward to working closely with CARIAD to help enable the cutting-edge cars of the future.”