Volvo chooses BlackBerry’s QNX as its software platform

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has announced that Volvo Group has selected BlackBerry QNX as the foundational software for its main domain controller ECUs in more than 300,000 heavy vehicles Volvo Group manufactures every year.

To realize its vision for the electronic architecture of future generations of vehicles, Volvo Group wanted to take a new approach to software.

Volvo wanted to find a single supplier for the operating system (OS) and hypervisor to meet the needs of the ‘whole truck’, capable of supporting safety certification to the highest levels.

Following an in-depth proof of concept, Volvo Group decided to build its ‘Volvo Dynamic Software Platform’ (VDSP) on the QNX® OS for Safety and the QNX® Hypervisor for Safety, both certified to ISO 26262:2018 ASIL D.

The engagement includes a new flexible use of the QNX OS and Hypervisor for the whole vehicle, which gives developers and architects the freedom to design the best possible system as the company looks at the requirements of the next 15 years, including the future support of autonomous driving and electrification.

Pre-integration with several Adaptive AUTOSAR suppliers was a primary reason Volvo Group chose BlackBerry QNX. Plus, with high levels of Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) compliance, engineers building on BlackBerry QNX can write software for a wide range of applications with a common API.

BlackBerry QNX is trusted by more than 68% of the Electric Vehicle market by volume, 23 of the top 25 EV manufacturers and is running in more than 175 million vehicles globally.

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