mimik technology has unveiled its partnership with BlackBerry to support its platform by assisting in the transformation of every vehicle feature into a function-as-a-service. The company will also use the collaboration to address the demands of automakers for Software Defined Vehicles (SDV).
The pair will combine BlackBerry’s cloud-enabled QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS), with mimik’s patented Hybrid Edge Cloud (HEC) platform, to offer an integrated solution that focuses on performance, scalability, and security.
The company says that the solution will also reduce the total cost of ownership for embedded automotive software developers.
Marelli, a tier 1 firm focusing on cloud solutions, will integrate the two companies’ technologies as part of a software platform it’s developing. The development marks the latest milestone between BlackBerry and Marelli, who have been working together on a number of production programs over their seven year relationship.
“BlackBerry is excited to have mimik technology integrate their Hybrid Edge Cloud (HEC) Platform with our QNX OS and Hypervisor to help our customers like Marelli accelerate their Software Defined Vehicle strategies,” says Grant Courville, vice president, products and strategy at BlackBerry QNX.
“We always relish the opportunity to expand our work with future-focused, innovative companies across the smart mobility industry and look forward to sharing with our customers the many benefits that can be gained by tapping into our new relationship with mimik.”
The mimik HEC platform, together with BlackBerry, aims to produce a series of innovative use cases for connected vehicles, including hyper-personalization, real-time decision-making, usage-based insurance, and predictive maintenance, among others.
Also commenting on the partnership, Nate Sladek, VP ELS Strategy and Product Management at Marelli, says: “At Marelli, we are focused on developing Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) solutions to support OEMs in their transition towards cloud native architectures with mimik as one of our key partners.
“The unique combination of mimik’s Hybrid Edge Cloud (HEC) platform and BlackBerry’s QNX operating system makes our SDV solutions ready to support OEMs’ software roadmaps. This collaboration leverages our shared expertise and track record in operating system design, hybrid edge cloud technology, and automotive embedded software to create a differentiated SDV experience.”
mimik’s technology provides a continuous cloud-native runtime environment that leverages the power of smart devices, including in-vehicle computing devices, as cloud servers, and BlackBerry has a broad portfolio of functional safety-certified software, including its QNX operating system, hypervisor, development tools, and middleware for autonomous and connected vehicles.
“Our collaboration with BlackBerry and Marelli will enable OEMs and automotive ecosystem stakeholders to unlock a wealth of new business opportunities,” adds Sam Armani, SVP of mimik technology.
“By offering enhanced services and creating innovative new business models, together we’re enabling OEMs to provide significant value-adds to their customers, securing a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving automotive industry.”
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