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Blackberry, Desay enable Xpeng P7 SAE Level 3

  • September 8, 2020
  • William Payne

Blackberry has launched an autonomous driving domain controller that it has developed with Huizhou based automotive electronics firm Desay. The IPU-03 is being incorporated into Xpeng Motor’s P7 long range EV sports sedan. The Blackberry QNX operating system provides the platform for Xpeng’s P7 intelligent driving system.

Through multi-sensor data collection, the IPU-03 calculates the vehicle’s driving status and provides 360-degreee omnidirectional perception with real time monitoring of the surrounding environment to make safe driving decisions.

On the software side, QNX OS for Safety is an AUTOSAR-compliant real-time operating system (RTOS) containing safety components running on the MCU. On the hardware front, backup redundancy design methodology has been adopted.

The IPU-03 meets ISO 26262 Functional Safety ASIL Level D and provides the platform for Xpeng’s intelligent driving system. In addition, the NVIDIA Xavier platform has a computing capacity of up to 30 trillion operations per second (TOPS), making it capable of processing massive data input from the vehicle’s various sensors, including radars, cameras, lidar and ultrasonic systems, in real time and running algorithms such as perception, positioning, planning, and control without delay.

“Desay SV Automotive has extensive experience in intelligent cockpits, smart driving and connected services. Augmented with the safety expertise of BlackBerry® QNX®, together we can address the diverse needs of an auto industry that is undergoing meaningful transformation,” said John Wall, Senior Vice President and Co-Head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “To that end, it’s a real privilege to have BlackBerry technology powering the intelligent driving system within Xpeng Motors innovative new P7 system.”

“We are excited to work with BlackBerry QNX who is known for its safety, security, and real-time capabilities,” said Li Huang, General Manager of Technology Centre at Desay SV Automotive. “Our relationship with BlackBerry QNX allows both companies to improve our product advantages in the field of autonomous driving with a view to providing car manufacturers and users with safe, high-performance and smart mobility solutions.”