Renesas and BlackBerry Join Forces to Deliver Leading-Edge Automotive Systems

October 26, 2018

Press Release

Renesas and BlackBerry Join Forces to Deliver Leading-Edge Automotive Systems

In collaboration with BlackBerry QNX, Renesas announced the development of an integrated virtualization, functional safety and security software package for R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) devices.

Renesas Electronics Corporation and BlackBerry Limited announced their partnership expansion to offer the Renesas R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) devices with BlackBerry’s QNX software.

The development environment is an expansion of Renesas’ software package offerings for the R-Car automotive computing platform, allowing automotive cockpit system designers to fabricate advanced cockpit systems and improve the user experience in a timely manner. 

It features BlackBerry's QNX Software Development Platform 7.0 and QNX Hypervisor 2.0 virtualization software in an effort to provide access to software products developed by BlackBerry. This way, designers may utilize the multimedia and HMI-related software for cockpit graphics systems development.

This collaboration will contribute to the expansion of safe digital cockpit systems by isolating cluster and navigation functions, preventing corruption from one area to another. The QNX Hypervisor 2.0 will permit guest operating systems such as Android and Linux to function separately on a single R-Car device.                                                             

"We are very proud to build upon our long-standing relationship with Renesas to provide a leading safety-certified development environment solution for the Renesas R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) devices with BlackBerry QNX software,” said John Wall, Senior Vice President and Head of QNX at BlackBerry. 

"The combination of BlackBerry and Renesas technology is used in many volume production programs globally. This speaks directly to the quality of the relationship between our companies,” said Masayasu Yoshida, Senior Director of Automotive Technical Customer Engagement Division at Renesas. 

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