BlackBerry, Jaguar Land Rover sign supply agreement

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Published: March 23, 2018 3:24:39 AM

On Thursday, BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover announced that the companies have entered into a multi-year agreement to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer’s next-generation vehicles.

BlackBerry, Jaguar Land Rover, QNX, Certicom technology, ECU modulesThe first ECU project will be a next-generation infotainment system. (Reuters)

On Thursday, BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover announced that the companies have entered into a multi-year agreement to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer’s next-generation vehicles. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its QNX and Certicom technology to JLR, as well as assign a team of engineers to support in the development of new electronic control unit (ECU) modules.

The first ECU project will be a next-generation infotainment system. “Working with BlackBerry will enable us to develop the safe and secure next-generation connected car our customers want,” said Dave Nesbitt, Vehicle Engineering Director at JLR. “Together with BlackBerry engineers, we will be able to access the most dynamic and up-to-date software to ensure the highest security required for our connected vehicles.”

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