BlackBerry today announced that Yanfeng Visteon, a global Tier 1 automotive supplier, has selected the company’s safety-certified QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters 1.0 software for a digital instrument cluster project with a major Chinese OEM.
“BlackBerry’s QNX technology has been powering digital instrument clusters in vehicle brands such as Alfa Romeo, Audi, Corvette, Jaguar and Range Rover since 2009,” said John Wall, SVP and GM of BlackBerry QNX.
“We are honored to partner with Yangfeng Visteon, a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier in China, to bring our secure, scalable, and trusted automotive software to one of the largest car markets in the world.”
The QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters, is designed to help car manufacturers respond to the new set of challenges with the development of full digital instrument clusters. The QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters is built on top of BlackBerry QNX’s highly optimized OpenGL based graphics framework targeting automotive instrument cluster reference hardware and is supported by leading cluster UI frameworks.
This integration provides the necessary features to enable car manufacturers to build digital instrument clusters with stunning visual effects while meeting their time-to-market requirements. More importantly, the QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters also delivers an ISO 26262 ASIL B pre-certified graphics monitor subsystem.
Coupled with BlackBerry QNX’s ISO 26262 ASIL D pre-certified RTOS and tool chain, the QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters aims to solve the functional safety requirements imposed on critical information on the cluster, such as telltales and gear positions.
Jayesh Patel, General Manager of Yangfeng Visteon Electronics Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd said,
“BlackBerry QNX was the obvious partner for us due to their deep history in cybersecurity and reliable embedded solutions,”
“Together with BlackBerry QNX, our customer will receive a superior solution with the highest automotive safety certification in the industry.”
BlackBerry’s QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters 1.0 was recently certified by TÜV Rheinland, an independent auditing firm that is globally recognized for functional safety assessments. The QNX software platform has the highest safety certification required by the industry for digital instrument clusters – ISO 26262 ASIL B.