BlackBerry and Baidu will collaborate to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive OEMs and suppliers.

The companies have signed a statement of intent to make BlackBerry QNX’s ISO26262 ASIL-D certified safety operating system the foundation for Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving open platform.  BlackBerry and Baidu will also work together to integrate Baidu’s smartphone integration software CarLife,  as well as its conversational AI system DuerOS, and maps to run on the BlackBerry QNX Car platform, say the companies.

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