BlackBerry, Virginia Tech formerà ingegneri per QNX Technology

BlackBerry, Virginia Tech formerà ingegneri per QNX Technology
 
Una nuova partnership annunciata al BlackBerry Security Summit vede la collaborazione di BlackBerry e Virginia Tech per formare ingegneri sulla tecnologia BlackBerry QNX. Come parte della partnership, BlackBerry ha fornito la tecnologia QNX per l'utilizzo nelle concept car autonome di Virginia Tech che partecipano alla International AutoDrive Challenge. "Mentre il mondo avanza verso un futuro senza conducente, la necessità di ingegneri specializzati in software certificati di sicurezza non è mai stata così importante", ha affermato Grant Courville, VP Product Management di BlackBerry QNX. "Virginia Tech gode di un'ottima reputazione per gli ingegneri in via di sviluppo che possono avere un impatto immediato. Siamo entusiasti di sostenere il loro già impressionante programma fornendo agli studenti conoscenze e strumenti all'avanguardia che consentiranno loro di risolvere problemi reali del settore e di innovare come l'evoluzione dei veicoli connessi e autonomi si trasforma in marcia alta ".
"È importante che i nostri studenti sappiano cosa sta accadendo in prima linea nell'industria dei veicoli connessa e autonoma e la nostra partnership con BlackBerry aiuta a fornire loro l'accesso ai più recenti software di livello automobilistico", ha dichiarato Al Wicks, professore associato di ingegneria meccanica presso Virginia Tech. "Il mio obiettivo è quello di portare i nostri studenti in un luogo in cui sono pronti per l'industria con una vera esperienza da offrire a un datore di lavoro. Con l'aiuto di BlackBerry QNX, non c'è dubbio che insieme raggiungeremo questo, impostando la prossima generazione con gli strumenti hanno bisogno di plasmare il futuro dei trasporti per conducenti, passeggeri e pedoni allo stesso modo. "
Oltre al supporto di AutoDrive Challenge, BlackBerry fornirà anche formazione pratica al Dipartimento di ingegneria meccanica di Virginia Tech e assisterà nella ricerca di veicoli connessi e autonomi. Di seguito i dettagli completi:
 
BlackBerry and Virginia Tech Partner to Train Engineers on QNX Technology
 
NEW YORK – October 4, 2018 – BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and Virginia Tech announced today that they are partnering to educate the mechanical engineers of tomorrow on BlackBerry QNX technology – the leading safety-certified, secure and reliable software for connected and autonomous cars.
 
As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will help advance the Department of Mechanical Engineering's connected and autonomous vehicle research and provide hands-on training with BlackBerry QNX software. Additionally, BlackBerry has provided its QNX technology for use in Virginia Tech's autonomous vehicle concept cars which are competing in the international AutoDrive Challenge under the Team Victor Tango banner.
 
"As the world advances towards a driverless future, the need for engineers who specialize in safety-certified software has never been more important," said Grant Courville, VP of Product Management at BlackBerry QNX. "Virginia Tech has a well-earned reputation for developing engineers who can make an immediate impact. We're thrilled to bolster their already impressive program by providing students with cutting-edge knowledge and tools that will allow them to solve real industry problems and to innovate as the evolution of connected and autonomous vehicles shifts into high gear."
 
"It is important that our students know what's happening on the front lines of the connected and autonomous vehicle industry and our partnership with BlackBerry helps by giving them access to the latest automotive-grade software," said Al Wicks, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. "My goal is to get our students to a place where they are industry-ready with real experience to offer to an employer. With BlackBerry QNX's help, there is no question that together we will achieve this, setting the next generation up with the tools they need to shape the future of transportation for drivers, passengers and pedestrians alike."
 
Virginia Tech's engineering programs represented by the AutoDrive competition team, trains students in all aspects of connected and autonomous vehicle engineering and development. Courses include Mechatronics, Computer Vision, Robot Motion Planning and Machine Learning. In response to the DARPA challenges, Virginia Tech began research into ground vehicle autonomy in 2003 and since then many students have gone on to senior positions within the automotive industry including for companies such as TORC Robotics, Uber, Google, GM and Argo AI.
 
BlackBerry QNX provides OEMs around the world with state-of-the-art technology to protect hardware, software, applications and end-to-end systems from cyberattacks. BlackBerry QNX's pedigree in safety, security and continued innovation has led to its technology being embedded in more than 120 million vehicles on the road today, as well as recent automotive design wins with Baidu, Delphi, Denso, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Visteon, Jaguar Land Rover, BYTON and others.
 
For more information on BlackBerry's products and services for the automotive industry, please visit www.BlackBerry.com. For more information on Virginia Tech visit www.vt.edu.
 
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