StradVision Selects BlackBerry to Drive Advancements Across South Korean Automotive Industry
WATERLOO, CANADA and SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – September 7, 2020 – BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced StradVision, an industry leader in AI-based camera perception technology, will utilize the QNX Software Development Platform within a number of next generation Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AV) from South Korean automakers.
With the agreement, BlackBerry will license its BlackBerry QNX technology to StradVision, including its QNX Software Development Platform (SDP) 7.0 for use in the company’s SVNet, an AI-based camera perception software tool that is expected to be adopted by South Korea’s top automotive supplier and a leading automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
"The competitiveness of SVNet lies in its flexibility with its broad hardware support and deep learning software for the advancement of safer driving," said Junhwan Kim, CEO, StradVision. "Leveraging BlackBerry technology will reinforce SVNet as one of the most reliable, safe and robust camera perception solutions for ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles, enabling us to bring more innovation and convenience to customers.”
“We are excited to work with StradVision to help our automotive customers surpass their competition with our reliable and secure QNX Neutrino Real-time Operating System,” said John Wall, SVP and Co-Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “This relationship further cements our leadership as a provider of secure operating systems and foundational software solutions designed to meet the evolving needs for connected, and autonomous vehicles across the South Korea automotive industry.”
Empowered by StradVision’s patented and cutting-edge Deep Neural Network, SVNet saves power and is compatible with target hardware systems, allowing vehicles to detect objects; including other cars on the road, lanes, pedestrians, animals, signs and traffic lights. SVNet remains fully operational even in harsh climates and continues to improve vehicle safety by analyzing collected data with speed and accuracy.
The QNX® Software Development Platform (SDP) is the most secure, highest performance and reliable OS platform. It includes the QNX Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® Tool Suite and QNX Software Center to provide a full-featured, real-time operating system and development tools for embedded developers.
BlackBerry has a broad portfolio of embedded software including a Type 1 hypervisor, real-time operating system, development tools and middleware for embedded systems. Outside of automotive, the QNX OS is widely used in life and safety-critical systems for medical devices, industrial controls, rail, robotics and aerospace & defense.
For more information on BlackBerry QNX products and engineering services for embedded systems, please visit BlackBerry.QNX.com.
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StradVision is an industry pioneer in vision processing technology, accelerating the advent of fully autonomous vehicles. With more than 120 employees in their San Jose, Seoul, Tokyo and Munich offices, they address industry challenges via their expertise in deep learning, embedded platforms, perception, and advanced algorithms on a daily basis. The company received the 2020 Autonomous Vehicle Technology ACES Award in Autonomy (Software Category).
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