How BlackBerry QNX is Driving a Connected Future at Embedded World 2018


The Internet of Things brings with it some incredible developments – self-driving cars, surgical robots, connected homes, and autonomous manufacturing are only the beginning. Embedded and connected technology is helping drive a smarter, more convenient world. But exciting as these innovations are, they come with a major obstacle to adoption – security.

Where embedded technology and the Internet of Things are concerned, cybersecurity is about more than data. It’s a matter of personal and public safety. That’s why at this year’s Embedded World Conference, BlackBerry QNX will be exploring what it takes to prepare for a hyperconnected world, and why so many rely on our best-in-class software and tools to do so.

Scheduled from February 27 to March 1 at the Nuremberg Messe in Nuremberg, Germany, Embedded World 2018 will bring together some of the best and brightest in embedded technology. BlackBerry will be at Booth 4-534, where we will be showcasing some of the following innovations.

The Automotive Cockpit of the Future

We will be showcasing a Jaguar XJ, which offers our advanced digital cockpit that’s both user-friendly and highly-secure.

Through its consolidated Electronic Control Unit (ECU), the Jaguar XJ has a safety-critical digital instrument cluster and a non-critical infotainment system running on a single chip, and isolated from one another through BlackBerry’s hypervisor software. Though the two systems interact with one another for a more cohesive driving experience and they also operate independently – if the infotainment system needs to be rebooted, it won’t impact the digital instrument panel. The Jaguar XJ also features our QNX Acoustics Management Platform (AMP), allowing for clearer communication between drivers and passengers.

Driving Towards Autonomous Cars

Embedded World 2018 attendees will also see our award winning QNX Platform for ADAS in action. With high speed, low latency sensor data input for camera, radar, LIDAR, and more, the QNX Platform for ADAS is our foundation for autonomous driving. We will be demonstrating what it can do in the Renesas R-Car H3.

Cybersecurity Meets Advanced Healthcare

Increased connectivity has the potential to greatly improve patient care, but only if hospitals can also uphold patient safety and privacy in the process. Historically, these two goals – streamlined connectivity and strict security – have been at odds. We wanted to demonstrate that this doesn’t have to be the case.

That’s why we’ve been working with embedded graphical user interface developer Crank Software to create a new medical device based on QNX SDP 7.0. We’ll be demonstrating the results of our work alongside our other innovations. We hope that this will set a new precedent for healthcare and bring hospitals and care organizations into a connected future.

Trusted Clients, Partners, and Allies

BlackBerry has never been alone in our drive towards a more secure, better-connected future. We provide OEMs and Tier 1s around the world with state-of-the-art technology to help protect hardware, software, applications, and end-to-end systems. More importantly, we’ve always worked closely with trusted clients and partners – several of whom will also be attending this year’s conference.

Our latest technology solutions can also be found in partner booths like Renesas, Lauterbach, AdaCore, and more.


To learn more, visit our Embedded World exhibitor page or come visit us in Hall 4, Booth #534.

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