BlackBerry and Intellias Establish Strategic Partnership to Streamline SDV Development via BlackBerry IVY Platform

By Alex Passett January 24, 2024

Here’s a true story:

Last year, I penned two articles about BlackBerry.

The first involved coverage of BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) that ensures performance, security, and reliability for IoT mission-critical systems in automotive, industrial, robotics, medical devices and more. BlackBerry has the QNX Neutrino RTOS, the QNX Hypervisor Virtualization Software for OS consolidation onto a single embedded system-on-chip (SoC) and other QNX software solutions that have been implemented in 235 million vehicles worldwide.

The second – still touching on Blackberry’s recognition of automakers’ software-defined vehicle (SDV) needs – involved Blackberry’s expertise with automated driver assistance systems (ADAS) and, at the time, a related announcement of its partnership with mimik Technology, Inc. to help customers accelerate SDV and ADAS strategies and overall software-centric roadmaps for 2024 and beyond.

For this story, we’ve got additional news regarding Blackberry, its partnership history, and a new utilization of the company’s connected vehicle data platform:

Blackberry and Intellias, a well-known software engineering partner for automotive OEMs and various mobility solutions providers, have established their own technology partnership. In this vein, according to an Intellias representative, “Intellias will become a domain expert for integrating the BlackBerry IVY connected vehicle data platform into clients’ automotive reference designs, enabling the rapid creation of exceptional in-vehicle experiences for consumers and enterprises alike.”

For context, BlackBerry IVY is a hardware-agnostic platform that rigorously follows up-to-date industry standards and provides ready-made software development kits (SDKs) and application programming interfaces (APIs) for simple services integration at the vehicle edge.

So, by integrating and subsequently using BlackBerry IVY, Intellias will be able to streamline the software development and testing process for its clients. Coupling this with integration tools and easy-to-use operational workflows, Intellias will be able to deliver cutting-edge customer software solutions, keeping pace with the evolving mobility landscape.

Per BlackBerry IVY Senior Vice President and General Manager, Vito Giallorenzo:

"Our partnership with Intellias will ensure that the auto industry can access BlackBerry IVY through a world class system integrator. It will provide our mutual customers with software development scale and agility, allowing them to efficiently harness the power of in-vehicle data to create innovative mobility service and applications. This, in turn, introduces a raft of exciting new business opportunities for the automotive industry."

And per Delivery Director, Head of Embedded and Automotive Unit at Intellias, Sergii Shcherbakov:

"Our partnership with BlackBerry is a strategic move towards enhancing the automotive experience of our partners and customers. We're accessing an ecosystem that unlocks real-time vehicle insights, creating opportunities for unprecedented in-vehicle services and innovations. On top of that, BlackBerry IVY as a platform allows to standardize hardware abstraction level API and enables SDV features using advanced IVY infrastructure. Together with BlackBerry, we're not only looking to the future of automotive software solutions - we're actively defining it."

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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