BlackBerry QNX empowers leading OEMs to build secure, scalable, and trusted software solutions that enables the future of connected and autonomous cars.

The Engine behind the Connected Car

In today’s market, Automakers are challenged by regulatory and consumer demands.

  • To improve fuel efficiency while adding more electronic systems and reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).
  • To improve safety while introducing advanced connectivity and infotainment features.
  • To improve security while enabling more accessibility.
  • To reducing development costs while bringing new features to market.
  • To use common platforms but enable brand differentiation.

Only BlackBerry QNX offers a broad portfolio of software solutions for the future of the automotive industry - cluster, Infotainment, connectivity, in-car network security, type-1 hypervisor supporting multiple ECU integration into domain controllers, ADAS, and acoustics. Our Over-The-Air (OTA) software update platform, ensures secure software lifecycle management of automotive software for the life of the platform. As the choice of leading OEM’s today, BlackBerry QNX, provides flexible, scalable solutions that enable today’s vehicle systems and next generation of connected and autonomous vehicle architectures.



In-vehicle telematics has gone from being an obscure option to a customer expectation. What’s more, the scope of telematics, which originally focused on safety and security, has grown dramatically.

The QNX OS for Safety is a product designed to answer the needs of functional safety for automotive OEMs and Tier 1's. Its predecessor is the QNX OS for Automotive Safety assessed to ISO 26262 ASIL D. The product can be used as a reliable platform for driver information systems that have safety-critical requirements. The certification is provided by TUV Rheinland, an international leader in the sustained development of safety and quality. QNX OS for Safety not only delivers a pre-certified operating system, but also includes the qualified tool chain that can be used to develop safety-critical applications with ISO 26262 requirements.

Advanced Driver Assistance

Consumer demand for ADAS is high, and consumer advocacy groups such as Euro-NCAP are providing the best safety ratings to vehicles with ADAS features. Automakers face the challenge of reducing overall ADAS costs to make these features available across their product line.

As ADAS evolves to active safety systems and automated driving technologies, automotive software safety becomes paramount. The challenge is to comply with rigorous safety standards while taking advantage of new, high performance silicon to manage the overall system cost. This need points to a safe, flexible software architecture for these next generation systems.

Instrument Clusters

Recent advancements in silicon and display technologies have drastically changed the look and feel of instrument clusters in cars, as well as the way they are built. Instrument clusters have morphed from mechanical gauges and dials, to hybrid varieties combining dials and LEDs, to full digital displays that are completely rendered through software. The digital instrument clusters of today present a dynamic and compelling interface to the driver. Car manufacturers now have a great deal of freedom in choosing the content and style of information to display within the precious real estate of the cockpit. To convey critical information to the driver while building competitive advantage through instrument clusters that stands out among competing brands, car manufacturers face multiple challenges. The QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters is designed to help address these challenges.

Engine Sound Enhancement

To meet growing demands for better fuel economy, many vehicles now use a variety of techniques, including turbocharging, cylinder deactivation, and smaller engine displacement.

QNX® Acoustics for Engine Sound Enhancement provides a comprehensive tool and runtime library to help automakers and tier 1s create or maintain signature engine sounds and enhance the appeal of their vehicles. The technology helps enhance naturally transmitted engine sounds by playing synthesized sounds synchronized to the vehicle's realtime data, including RPM and engine load, over the vehicle's speakers.

Handsfree Systems

Hands-free systems make it easy for drivers to keep their hands on the wheel while making or taking phone calls. But as any automotive acoustics engineer will tell you, creating a cost-effective, high quality hands-free system is anything but easy.

QNX® Acoustics for Voice is a complete software solution for automotive hands-free voice communication. Featuring breakthrough technology that reduces CPU requirements by up to 30% over previous solutions, QNX Acoustics for Voice scales new heights of quality, robustness, and ease-of-use.


Consumers today can use their smartphones, tablets, and televisions to access their personal content at any time, and they expect their cars to support this connected lifestyle. The problem is, infotainment systems have been slow to keep up.

QNX offers a unique set of pre-integrated and optimized technologies from QNX and dozens of ecosystem partners. The QNX® CAR Platform for Infotainment is designed for flexibility, this unique platform provides development teams with a variety of options for building reliable world-class infotainment systems that keep pace with ongoing advancements in mobile device markets.

Rear Seat Entertainment

Rear-seat entertainment systems are under tremendous pressure from brought-in tablets and smartphones. Nonetheless, they remain popular among vehicle buyers who want integrated systems that can share content among passengers and that give the driver cabin-wide control over audio volume and other settings.