BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Software QNX Hypervisor 2.0 To Keep Vehicles Safe From Hacking

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Software QNX Hypervisor 2.0 To Keep Vehicles Safe From Hacking

Technology market competition is stiffening by the day and only the strong will survive. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Ltd seems to be one of the many that are willing to fight on despite being perceived as weak. The once dominant Smartphone maker has developed a component, which will help in running complex computer systems on vehicles.

The company says that the product known as the QNX Hypervisor 2.0 will be vital in securing vehicles from hacking. In justification, Blackberry explained that it can easily detach multiple systems to run on a single piece of silicon. This in return separates every function that is critical to safety thus boosting security.

QNX has a strong position in the market

Car hacking is a serious issue. Researchers have previously confirmed the possibility of hacking a car’s infotainment system, which can give access to critical functions like brakes and locks. This has been one of the greatest vulnerabilities but it is now being patched; thanks to QNX. Its internet-connected car infotainment systems have given it an upper hand in the automotive industry, which is also expanding very fast.

The software will allow cars to manage errors and faults better because the infotainment system can be given extra privileges. Clearly, Blackberry is staking its future on security while marketing itself as a safe vendor.

The huge growth of QNX auto software

BlackBerry has been combating hackers for a long time according to the company’s chief operating officer Marty Beard. The company is proud of its reputation for security as records have it that close to 60 million vehicles around the world are using the software. Beard says that automotive software is the most intricate software environment in the world.

Apparently, it is compatible with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820Am automotive processor. Hence it makes it possible to reduce the hardware complexity as well as costs. It is worth noting that BlackBerry shares have been growing by the day and are expected to higher with predicted high sales from QNX. Meanwhile, Blackberry’s stock closed at $11.04 a fall of $0.11 or 0.99%.