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JLR to use BlackBerry’s infotainment and security software in its vehicles

Automobile News - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 15:55

In a move which marks a noteworthy partnership between an automaker and a technology company, luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) -- owned by Indian conglomerate Tata Motors -- will be using Canada-based BlackBerry’s automotive technology in its vehicles.

According to a last-week, announcement, BlackBerry and Tata Motors have signed a licensing deal, under which BlackBerry’s infotainment and security software will be used in the vehicles manufactured by JLR.

Although the terms of the deal have not been officially disclosed, the automotive technology to be licensed by BlackBerry to JLR will essentially include its QNX software platform and Certicom security technology.

The QNX software platform which is an important of the BlackBerry-JRL licensing deal is essentially a software solution for vehicle systems, advanced driver assist systems as well as telematics, which are compatible with the architectures of the next-generation models of connected and autonomous vehicles.

The Certicom security technology which Blackberry will be licensing to JLR is already being used in millions of cars on the road.

Overall, the deal between JLR and BlackBerry is indicative of the need for vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-cloud communications in connected cars of the future, as well as the need for highly advanced security technologies to prevent the potential hacking of the communications data.

Tags: Jaguar Land RoverCategory: United KingdomTechCompany News

German Finance Minister thinks the country should avoid imposition of diesel car bans

Automobile News - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 15:51

According to a Reuters report, Germany’s new Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in a recent interview with the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain that all possible measures should be taken by the co

Hyundai’s Nexo FCEV --- a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell car

Automobile News - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 18:55

South Korean automaker Hyundai recently introduced its Nexo FCEV at the 2018 CES event.

Renault Kangoo Van Z.E.33 named ‘Best Electric Van’ by VansA2Z and Van Fleet World

Automobile News - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 17:55

In the first ever ‘Best Electric Van’ prize awarded by VansA2Z and Van Fleet World for the first time to electric vehicles, the all-electric Renault Kangoo Van Z.E.33 has emerged as the winner.

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