BlackBerry launches new software for secure ‘connected’ cars – Business Standard

has launched a new platform to help automakers create safe and secure connected

The new platform called “QNX Hypervisor 2.0” is based on QNX SDP 7.0, BlackBerry’s secure 64-bit embedded operating system that enables to partition and isolate safety-critical environments from non-safety critical environments and minimise risk.

“If hackers can access a car through a non-critical ECU system, they can tamper or take over safety-critical areas, such as the steering system, brakes or engine. BlackBerry’s QNX Hypervisor 2.0 safeguards against these types of attacks,” said John Wall, Senior Vice President and Head of QNX.

BlackBerry’s “QNX Hypervisor 2.0” creates virtual containers such that any hiccup or breach in a single car functional domain can be isolated and does not impact or create vulnerabilities in other domains of the car.

The company also announced that Technologies has adopted “QNX Hypervisor 2.0” as part of certain digital cockpit solutions.

“The QNX Hypervisor 2.0 will assist automakers in taking greater advantage of the power of our platform,” added Nakul Duggal, Vice President, Product Management, Automotive, Technologies, Inc.

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