BlackBerry has announced three new safety-certified automotive software products that will be compliant with ISO 26262. BlackBerry’s QNX Hypervisor for Safety, QNX Platform for ADAS 2.0, and QNX OS for Safety 2.0 provide the software foundation upon which secure and safety-certified systems can be built, enabling automakers to accelerate development timelines and reduce cost in moving projects from research to production and onto roads.
QNX Hypervisor for Safety – Safety and Security through Secure Virtualized Isolation
QNX Hypervisor for Safety is ISO 26262 safety-certified and builds upon the virtualization technology of the QNX Hypervisor 2.0 to enable secure and reliable consolidation of multiple sub-systems (virtual domains) on a single System on Chip (SoC).
Using the QNX Hypervisor for Safety, developers can partition and isolate safety-critical systems from non-safety critical systems, ensuring that critical systems are isolated and can run safe in the event of an anomaly. The QNX Hypervisor for Safety also includes a Hypervisor Safety Manual, which provides instructions for automotive system architects who design products for functional safety.
QNX Platform for ADAS 2.0 – Reliable Decision-Making Amidst a Flood of Sensor Data
QNX Platform for ADAS 2.0 enables automotive tier ones and OEMs to build a full range of automated driving systems, such as informational ADAS modules that provide a 360° view of a vehicle and sensor fusion systems that combine data from multiple sources.
This requires highly efficient, safety-certified and secure software that can make use of special purpose hardware (accelerators) for vision processing and deep neural-net based machine learning algorithms. QNX Platform for ADAS 2.0 is a comprehensive framework designed to provide high throughput to handle the massive quantity of sensor data that needs to be processed.
QNX OS for Safety 2.0 – Built for Mission- and Safety-Critical Systems
QNX OS for Safety 2.0 is a new software solution that automakers and embedded developers can use to build mission-critical, safety-certified systems for connected or autonomous vehicles. Based on BlackBerry’s most advanced and secure QNX SDP 7.0 operating system, the new software platform reduces development time, risk and cost, delivering both the embedded intelligence and security that are imperative to future generations of vehicles. QNX OS for Safety 2.0 is certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D and IEC 61508 SIL3 by TÜV Rheinland, an international leader in testing and certification aimed at the sustained development of safety and quality.
QNX Platform for ADAS 2.0 and QNX OS for Safety 2.0 are available now. QNX Hypervisor for Safety will be available this Fall.