BICV selects BlackBerry to power intelligent cockpit for new Renault Jiangling EV

QNX technologies support futuristic AR, AI and hologram capabilities that combine to deliver an immersive and personalized in-car experience for Chinese and European consumers

BlackBerry Limited and BDStar Intelligent & Connected Vehicle Technology Co., Ltd. (BICV) today announced that BlackBerry® QNX® technology has been selected to power BICV’s next-generation intelligent cockpit, currently deployed by Renault Jiangling in its first all-electric sedan. Yes’. Utilizing the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (RTOS) and QNX® Hypervisor, this industry-leading system delivers an engaging and immersive driving experience, supported by a safe, secure and reliable software foundation.

The China-built EV is also being exported to Europe, where it will be used by the Renault Group’s subscription-based Mobilize division as the vehicle for people working in mobility services – cabs, cabs, private vehicle hire and more.

Taking intelligence, safety and fun to the next level, the Yi’s futuristic-looking digital cockpit features a dual-linked screen design with full LCD instruments and a spacious center console, offering a variety of features, including In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI ), Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Speech and Gesture Recognition, along with a Head-up Display (HUD). The cockpit also features augmented reality, artificial intelligence and hologram functions, as well as ambient lighting controls and intelligent seats, giving users a comprehensive ecosystem of vehicle services that allow for significant levels of personalization for both drivers and passengers.

“Thanks to advanced technology from BlackBerry and BICV, the Renault Jiangling Yi’s intuitive in-car experience is a delight for drivers and passengers alike and is sure to earn a good reputation among Chinese consumers,” said Chen Liwei, Director of Intelligent Connectivity at Renault. Jiangling Group. “In the second half of 2022, the model will be transformed into ‘Limo’, the flagship product of the Renault Group’s mobility brand Mobilize, to offer travel services across Europe and we are confident it will be equally embraced by commercial users whose livelihood depends on providing a reliable and enjoyable journey to keep customers coming back.”

“We are excited to partner with BICV to develop this new generation of innovative intelligent cockpits, enabling it to be deployed in more mass-produced vehicles by leveraging the latest BlackBerry QNX technologies,” said John Wall, SVP and head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “BlackBerry has deep expertise and a strong track record of providing industry-leading software platform solutions, while our heritage of innovation in functional safety, cybersecurity and reliability has made us a trusted partner to the automotive industry.”

“The BlackBerry QNX operating system is one of the world’s most popular real-time automotive operating systems thanks to its high security, exceptional stability and high speed,” said Xu Linhao, president of BICV. “As one of China’s leading Tier 1s, BICV aims to enhance automotive intelligence and continuously provide vehicle manufacturers with advanced connectivity solutions that enhance both the driving and in-car experience. We look forward to building on our shared successes, providing local support and partnering with BlackBerry QNX to better serve the automotive market by creating safer and smarter in-vehicle technology.”

Built on the highly reliable QNX Neutrino RTOS, BICV’s advanced intelligent cockpit features the QNX Hypervisor for design flexibility and scalability, enabling the consolidation of multiple systems of mixed criticality and different operating environments on a single hardware platform. This has reduced both the initial development costs of the model and the long-term cost of ownership, while ensuring industry-leading safety and security.

Since 2017, BICV and BlackBerry have partnered as part of a number of joint development projects, with BICV equipping many of its products with BlackBerry’s QNX technologies, including intelligent cockpits, full LCD instrument clusters and windshield air conditioning controls.

SOURCE: blackberry

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