Baidu Utilizing BlackBerry Software In Self-Driving Car Platform

Blackberry shares rise on Baidu agreement

Blackberry shares rise on Baidu agreement

"Together, we will work toward a technological and commercial ecosystem for autonomous driving, intelligent connectivity, and intelligent traffic systems". What is interesting is that Baidu is more than happy to facilitate an open autonomous vehicle platform that incorporates.

Apollo is an open autonomous driving platform released by Baidu which includes vehicle platform, hardware platform, software platform and cloud services, with the goal to provide an open, complete and reliable hardware, software and service system for automotive and autonomous driving partners.

The China-based tech giant Baidu will be utilizing software systems provided by Canada's BlackBerry in its self-driving vehicle platform, according to the signing of a new agreement between the two firms.

As the companies note in their press release, Apollo has attracted more than 70 partners worldwide, including equipment manufacturers, top automakers, developer platforms and tech startups.

"By integrating the BlackBerry QNX OS with the Apollo platform, we will enable carmakers to leap from prototype to production systems", stated Li Zhenyu, the general manager of Baidu's intelligent driving division. The first list of China Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation platform was announced by the China government on November 15, 2017, and Baidu was commissioned to build a new, open innovation platform for autonomous driving as part of the country's next generation AI platform. But as one of the world's biggest technology and AI companies, Baidu represents a major win for BlackBerry as it continues to transition from being a hardware company to one focused on software. "These advancements paired with their high-definition maps and BlackBerry's safety-critical embedded software and expertise in security will be crucial ingredients for autonomous vehicles", Wall added.

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