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LG Electronics joins forces with BlackBerry to create autonomous vehicle technology

BlackBerry’s QNX technology is embedded in more than 150mn vehicles on the road today.

BlackBerry has teamed up with LG Electronics to speed up the deployment of connected and autonomous cars.

LG Electronics plans to use BlackBerry’s range of QNX software to create next-generation digital consolidated cockpits, infotainment systems, telematics systems, and more for OEMs. 

BlackBerry’s QNX technology is embedded in more than 150mn vehicles on the road today.

It’s used by over 40 OEMs including Audi MW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai and others. 

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“BlackBerry has been a trusted supplier to LG for nearly 15 years, providing flexible QNX-based software solutions that have helped them to deliver millions of high-quality systems to the world’s leading automakers,” said Kaivan Karimi, SVP and Co-Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions, BlackBerry. 

“We are thrilled to build on and expand our relationship with them as part of our commitment to provide automakers with safety-certified, secure and reliable solutions and look forward to our teams working closely together to help produce cutting-edge cars for the future of automotive market.”

The news comes shortly after BlackBerry announced that its overall adjusted revenue rose 23% to $267mn in the first quarter of 2019, boosted by its $1.4bn acquisition of cybersecurity firm Cylance. 

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