BlackBerry e Baidu collaborano per l'implementazione della tecnologia per veicoli connessi e autonomi

BlackBerry e Baidu collaborano per l'implementazione della tecnologia per veicoli connessi e autonomi
Dopo diverse settimane di voci e rumors, BlackBerry e Baidu hanno finalmente annunciato che le due società collaboreranno per accelerare l'implementazione della tecnologia per veicoli connessi e autonomi per gli OEM e i fornitori automobilistici di tutto il mondo. Questa vedrà l'integrazione di BlackBerry QNX come base per la piattaforma aperta di guida autonoma Apollo di Baidu, mentre BlackBerry e Baidu lavoreranno insieme per integrare CarLife di Baidu e il suo sistema di intelligenza artificiale DuerOS da eseguire su BlackBerry QNX Car Platform.
Li Zhenyu, General Manager di Intelligent Driving Group in Baidu, afferma come:
"BlackBerry QNX si è affermata come piattaforma del sistema operativo per i sistemi di produzione certificati di sicurezza. Miriamo a fornire alle case automobilistiche un percorso chiaro e veloce per la produzione di veicoli completamente autonomi, con la priorità di sicurezza. Integrando il BlackBerry QNX OS con la piattaforma Apollo, consentiremo ai produttori di passare dal prototipo ai sistemi di produzione. Lavoreremo verso un ecosistema tecnologico e commerciale per la guida autonoma, la connettività intelligente e i sistemi di traffico intelligenti. "
Di seguito il comunicato stampa completo:
BlackBerry and Baidu Partnering to Accelerate Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology
WATERLOO, ONTARIO and BEIJING, CHINA--(Jan. 3, 2018) - BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB)(TSX:BB) and Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) announced today that the two companies will collaborate to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive OEMs and suppliers worldwide.

The companies have signed a statement of intent to make BlackBerry QNX's industry-leading ISO26262 ASIL-D certified safety operating system (OS) the foundation for Baidu's Apollo autonomous driving open platform. Also, BlackBerry and Baidu will work together to integrate Baidu's CarLife, the leading smartphone integration software for connected cars in China, as well as its conversational AI system DuerOS, and high definition maps to run on the BlackBerry QNX Car (Infotainment) Platform.

"BlackBerry QNX has established itself as the OS platform for safety-certified production-based systems," said Li Zhenyu, General Manager of Intelligent Driving Group, Baidu. "We aim to provide automakers with a clear and fast path to fully autonomous vehicle production, with safety and security as top priorities. By integrating the BlackBerry QNX OS with the Apollo platform, we will enable carmakers to leap from prototype to production systems. Together, we will work toward a technological and commercial ecosystem for autonomous driving, intelligent connectivity, and intelligent traffic systems."

"Joining forces with Baidu will enable us to explore integration opportunities for multiple vehicle subsystems including ADAS, infotainment, gateways, and cloud services," said John Wall, Senior Vice President and GM of BlackBerry QNX. "Baidu has made tremendous strides in Artificial Intelligence and deep learning. These advancements paired with their high-definition maps and BlackBerry's safety-critical embedded software and expertise in security will be crucial ingredients for autonomous vehicles."

Announced by Baidu this past April, Apollo is an open platform that provides a comprehensive, secure, and reliable solution that consists of cloud services, an open software stack, and reference hardware and vehicle platforms. It supports all major features and functions of an autonomous vehicle. Apollo has now attracted over 70 global partners, including OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, developer platforms, and technology start-ups. The project was named after the historic lunar landing program to illustrate its scale and complexity.

As the leader in safety-certified, secure, and reliable software for the automobile industry, BlackBerry currently provides OEMs around the world with state-of-the-art cybersecurity technology to protect and mitigate, hardware, software, applications and end-to-end systems from cyberattacks. BlackBerry's pedigree in security and continued innovation has led to recent automotive design wins with Delphi, Denso, Qualcomm, Visteon, and others. To learn more about the BlackBerry QNX platform and why it is the most advanced embedded software platform on the autonomous vehicle market, please visit
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