• Scania AB has selected BlackBerry QNX for enhancing next-generation heavy goods vehicles.
  • Scania will be utilizing BlackBerry QNX software in three Electronic Control Units (ECU).
  • Expert’s view on the selection of BlackBerry QNX.
  • Reasons why Scania selected BlackBerry QNX.

Scania AB chooses BlackBerry QNX

Blackberry Limited publicized that it has been selected by Scania AB to enhance next-generation heavy goods vehicles by developing a high-performance backbone on a single software base.

Scania is a leading Swedish provider of transport solutions worldwide. It will be working with BlackBerry QNX to deliver a time-tested real-time operating system (RTOS) and hypervisor for developing its computing platforms.

Scania will be utilizing BlackBerry QNX software in three Electronic Control Units (ECU), including its central high-performance coordinator platform, digital cockpit, and telematics, to deliver a safer environment for software to be developed upon.

Expert’s views

Mikael Adelsberg, Senior Vice President, Connected, Autonomous and Embedded Systems at Scania Group, commented: “Using a single OS and hypervisor for high performance systems in the truck has huge economical and technical benefits to our operations and allows us to bring customer value to market quicker and more efficiently.”

He further said, “We chose BlackBerry QNX due to the company’s history in safety certified embedded software, combined with its cybersecurity expertise.”

John Wall, Senior Vice President, Head of Operations, BTS (QNX, Certicom and Jarvis) at BlackBerry, commented: “The commitment from Scania to take on increased responsibility of its vehicles’ software content is commendable, and we’re excited to see this replicated across the market.”

He further added, “This deal showcases why BlackBerry QNX is the OS of choice for OEMs and how our software and expertise are helping them design the safest, most secure, and reliable software for their vehicles. We are helping clients around the world accelerate innovation as the electronic architecture of the vehicle evolves and the complexity of the software operating on our software increases.”

Reasons why Scania selected BlackBerry QNX:

  • Safety
  • Security
  • Scalability
  • Reliability
  • Mobility

As per BlackBerry resources, 175 million-plus vehicles have adopted BlackBerry QNX worldwide.