BlackBerry QNX Now Powers Over 50M Vehicles

BlackBerry stated in a press release that it has now installed its QNX software in the infotainment system in more than 50 million vehicles. During the Consumer Electronics Show in 2015, the company showcased how its QNX Software system solutions for infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance systems can create a highly integrated driving experience and support safe driving.

Top brands using BlackBerry QNX

Most of the top auto brands use BlackBerry’s QNX, including Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

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Andrew Poliak, global director of business development for BlackBerry’s QNX software, said that ranging from sensors to smartphones, a car is seeing a major emergence of new technologies, and automakers should integrate these technologies in the simplest way possible, which will be helpful rather than distracting.

During CES, BlackBerry also talked about the Internet of Things at its QNX booth. The company showed remote browsing of vehicle data such as driving logs and fault analysis and performance optimization. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company is determined to use QNX in the Internet of Things beyond the automotive industry, and to materialize these plans, it created BlackBerry Ion.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that billions of connections generating trillions of transactions and exabytes of data daily will need platforms that can run in a secure mode. He added that there is no other company except BlackBerry that can offer the technological building blocks, applications and services needed to increase productivity, enhance real-time decision making and develop the Internet of Things.

QNX leads the segment

According to a recent report from IHS Automotive, BlackBerry’s QNX software is the undisputed leader in automotive software, primarily in the infotainment category and is expected to remain on the top spot in the future as well.

“QNX is the clear leader with over 50% market share in the infotainment segment and Microsoft as a distant second with market share in the 20% range,” the report says.

QNX’s market is expected to expand from more than 16 million units in 2013 to 56 million in 2020, according to Egil Juliussen, director of research for IHS Automotive’s infotainment and ADAS segment.