TTTech Auto and BlackBerry QNX team up on performance and safety

  • Collaboration focused on supporting future Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) with high computational performance combined with functional safety.

Vienna, June 14, 2022 – TTTech Auto and BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced their partnership to integrate BlackBerry’s QNX® Neutrino® Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and TTTech Auto’s safe vehicle software platform MotionWise for advanced driver assistance systems and software-defined vehicles.

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems impose increased functional safety and performance requirements. To address the computing performance requirements, high performant Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs) are required to interconnect with a reliable high-speed communication backbone. Likewise, software functions are required to cooperate within and across all interconnected SoCs in a reliable and safe way.

QNX provides a foundational software component that runs on individual SoCs. TTTech Auto’s safe vehicle software platform MotionWise, in turn, orchestrates software functions across several SoCs – seamlessly, safely, and reliably. The tight integration of these two technologies, which have individually been proven in production in millions of vehicles around the globe, will ensure the orchestration of workloads across the vehicle level, affording the overall well-defined system safety and performance properties.

“BlackBerry QNX is well-established in the automotive industry and we continue to build on our strengths by partnering with industry innovators like TTTech Auto, who complement our foundational software with solutions that deliver enhanced features while demonstrating shared values in terms of balancing performance with safety,” said John Wall, SVP and co-head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “With QNX and TTTech Auto, carmakers can benefit from our combined expertise to streamline the orchestration between disparate hardware and software components required to bring safe, secure, and reliable automated and autonomous driving systems to market more efficiently.”

“Together with BlackBerry QNX, TTTech Auto will help car manufactures to bring advanced ADAS and automated driving functions for next-generation vehicles faster to market,” said Stefan Poledna, CTO of TTTech Auto. “Based on a very robust and performant integration platform which is supporting advanced complex SoCs, safety and real-time requirements can be met. We are partnering our technology with the QNX operating system to achieve system-wide safety and performance properties for software-defined vehicles, thereby addressing such challenges as bounded communication latencies that can impact on safety and security in today’s software-defined vehicle environments.”

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John Wall, SVP and co-head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions – copyright: BlackBerry

Stefan Poledna, CTO of TTTech Auto – copyright Robert Fritz                                

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About TTTech Auto

TTTech Auto provides solutions for the challenges of future vehicle generations. The company specializes in safe software and hardware platforms for automated driving and beyond, applicable in series production programs. With its leading technology solutions, TTTech Auto ensures safety and electronic robustness for a more automated world.

TTTech Auto was founded in 2018 by TTTech Group and technology leaders Audi, Infineon and Samsung to build a global, safe vehicle software platform for automated and autonomous driving. In 2022, the company raised USD 285 million (EUR 250 million) from Aptiv and Audi in its latest funding round. At TTTech Auto’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and in more than 10 locations across Europe, the U.S.A. and Asia, 1,200 employees work with leading car manufacturers on their software-defined vehicle, ADAS and autonomous driving programs. The company has acquired and invested in technology companies in the UK, Spain, Turkey, China and Central and Eastern Europe. www.tttech-auto.com

 

Media Contact:

BlackBerry Media Relations, +1 (519) 597-7273, mediarelations@BlackBerry.com

 TTTech Auto, External Communications, Nico Bouguerra, +43 1 585 34 34-0, pr@tttech-auto.com