Extended strategic Partnership between BlackBerry and Qualcomm

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Extended strategic Partnership between BlackBerry and Qualcomm

BlackBerry Limited and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced a strategic collaboration to develop and produce cutting-edge automotive platforms for connected vehicles. Both companies have agreed to optimize select Qualcomm Technologies’ hardware platforms with BlackBerry’s QNX software. Together they develop virtual cockpit controllers, telematics, including eCall and Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything technology, electronic control gateways, digital instrument clusters and infotainment systems. They also agreed to optimize BlackBerry over-the-air software and BlackBerry Secure Credential Management Services for use with select Qualcomm Snapdragon modems.

Strategic Partnership BlackBerry and Qualcomm

Left: Sandeep Chennakeshu, president, BlackBerry Technology Solutions, Right: Patrick Little, senior vice president and general manager, Automotive, Qualcomm Technologies

BlackBerry and Qualcomm Technologies have had a long-standing relationship for over a decade, collaborating on technologies that have revolutionized the way people live and work

said Sandeep Chennakeshu, president, BlackBerry Technology Solutions.

Today’s announcement elevates our relationship as we aim to accelerate the delivery of the next generation platforms that connected vehicles will rely upon.

As innovation in the automotive industry accelerates it becomes necessary for industry leaders to work together to deliver leading-edge technology platforms that help to make vehicles safer, more connected, and increasingly autonomous,

said Patrick Little, senior vice president and general manager, Automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Today we’re building on our longstanding relationship with BlackBerry to develop automotive platforms that will accelerate the industry toward a more connected future.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Blackberry

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