BlackBerry software to be used by EV consortium
By The Canadian PressElectronics Engineering Software automotive BlackBerry EVs Ivy QNX software
International Foxconn-backed group will use QNX and Ivy offerings
BlackBerry Ltd. says some of its software and services have been chosen for use in a Foxconn-backed electric vehicle consortium. The Waterloo, Ont.-based software company says the Mobility in Harmony consortium will use its QNX and Ivy offerings to build the platform.
QNX is a cloud- and artificial intelligence-based software foundation while Ivy is an in-vehicle software platform helping automakers monetize data. Software giant Microsoft, South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution and luxury electric vehicle manufacturer Karma Automotive are among the thousands of consortium members. The consortium is working on building a single-row, three-seat vehicle geared toward Asian consumers that it calls Project X.
The vehicle is due to launch in Japan later this year, and will be followed by six-seat and nine-seat vehicles.