BlackBerry announced that it is expanding its partnership with LG Electronics to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive OEMs and suppliers around the world.

As part of the agreement, LG Electronics will use a range of BlackBerry QNX software and services to build next generation digital consolidated cockpits, including infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and telematics systems for multiple OEMs.

The expanded relationship builds on a long history of collaboration between LG and BlackBerry and covers multiple next generation programs from multiple OEMs from around the world. For the new systems, BlackBerry will provide LG with QNX software including QNX Software Development Platform (SDP 7.0), QNX OS for Safety, QNX Hypervisor, QNX acoustics middleware, QNX SDK for Apps and Media, as well as professional engineering services for system-level integration, performance optimization, and solution validation.