BlackBerry has announced that it has signed a deal with Ford Motor Company for them to use BlackBerry QNX and security software.
BlackBerry will setup a new team that will work with Ford directly to expand the use of the QNX Neutrino Operating System and other BlackBerry products.
“The future of the automobile is all about embedded intelligence. I believe our expertise in secure embedded software makes us the preferred technology provider to put the smart in the car,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at BlackBerry. “Ford is an industry leader and the opportunity to contribute our world-class technology to their products is a privilege. Ford’s expanded application of our software and services illustrates the diverse and broad value we can bring to market.”
“With the success of our SYNC 3 system globally, which is based on the BlackBerry QNX operating system, we understand the importance of the connected car experience to our customers,” said Raj Nair, Executive Vice President Product Development and Chief Technical Officer at Ford Motor Company. “Growing our expertise, experience and use of the BlackBerry QNX embedded software platforms will help ensure we deliver the high-quality, highly secure experience that our customers expect.”
You can find out more details about the deal between Ford and BlackBerry over at BlackBerry’s website at the link below.