China’s automotive electronics innovator Desay SV Automotive has partnered with BlackBerry to launch a dual-screen virtual smart cabin domain controller to enable safer driving. This new feature is built on the latter’s QNX Hypervisor and QNS Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) technology.
The new smart cabin domain controller is developed and built into the Chery Tiggo 8 Plus car model as well as Desay’s next-generation Jetour X90 vehicle. Chery is the carmaker’s flagship SUV while the next-generation Jetour model is equipped with the L2 intelligent automated driving system.
The China-based automaker leads in the application and mass production of a new generation of the smart cabin. Based on virtual instrument software architecture (VISA), Desay SV Automotive has achieved multi-ECU integration, combining the integrated processing technology of multiple displays and creating an industry-leading smart cabin solution.
“We are committed to the integration and innovation of a new human-machine interaction experience in the age of intelligence. Through the creation of advanced smart cabin system solutions, BlackBerry’s high-quality, cost-effective products are enabling a safer driving experience with smart drive systems,” said Li Huang, general manager of Technology Center at Desay SV Automotive. “We are excited to deepen our cooperation with BlackBerry to jointly drive innovation in the automotive industry.”
BlackBerry QNX has a broad portfolio of embedded software, including safety-certified versions of its operating system, hypervisor, development tools and middleware for critical systems in automotive and beyond.
According to BlackBerry, its QNX Hypervisor provides the trusted reliability and performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS, while also allowing multiple operating systems to safely co-exist on the same system-on-a-chip (SoC). With the QNX Hypervisor, developers can partition and isolate safety-critical and infotainment systems, ensuring the continued function of critical systems even if other components fail.
Automakers and Tier 1’s use BlackBerry QNX software in their advanced driver assistance, handsfree and infotainment systems, along with their digital instrument clusters and connectivity modules. To date, the QNX technology being embedded in more than 175 million vehicles on the road today.
“Thanks to its advanced technology and rapid application abilities, Desay SV Automotive is well positioned to provide a smart cabin with a multi-sensory immersive experience,” said John Wall, senior vice president and co-head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions.”
He added: “Augmented with secure and reliable BlackBerry QNX technology, together we can address the diverse needs of an auto industry that is undergoing rapid transformation. We are pleased that BlackBerry’s technology can provide support to the innovative smart cabin of Chery’s Tiggo 8 Plus and Jetour X90 and look forward to providing the automotive industry with a more integrated and powerful smart cabin, as well as additional smart drive solutions in the future.”