BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) shares jumped 7.7 percent on Wednesday after the company announced to team up with Delphi Automotive Plc to provide operating system platform for self-driving cars.
BlackBerry QNX is real time operating system software that help customers build products. According to BlackBerry’s press release, Delphi and BlackBerry QNX will collaborate to bolster software performance and safety in their operating system to advance autonomous driving technology.
Delphi has developed a fully integrated automated driving solution called CSLP. It is expected to launch in 2019. The company BlackBerry QNX OS will enhance CSLP’s performance and safety.
"BlackBerry QNX will provide a robust software infrastructure for CSLP and help advance Delphi's autonomous driving system," said Glen De Vos, Delphi senior vice president and chief technology officer. "Safety in high performance computing systems is paramount to a production ready autonomous driving solution."
"There is no safety without security," said John Wall, SVP and GM of BlackBerry QNX. "With cyberattacks and threats to connected vehicles on the rise, it is imperative that auto manufacturers are provided with software that is safety certified, reliable and secure. This is an area in which BlackBerry QNX excels, and we look forward to the new opportunities this expansion with Delphi will bring."
BlackBerry shares jumped 7.7 percent on Wednesday.