People encounter QNX-controlled systems whenever they drive, shop, watch TV, use the Internet, or even turn on a light. Its ultra-reliable nature means QNX software is the preferred choice for life-critical systems such as air traffic control systems, surgical equipment, and nuclear power plants. And its cool multimedia features have QNX software turning up in everything from in-dash radios and infotainment systems to the latest casino gaming terminals.
Customers rely on QNX to help build products that enhance their brand characteristics – innovative, high-quality, dependable. Global leaders like Cisco, Delphi, General Electric, Siemens, and Thales have discovered QNX Software Systems gives them the only software platform upon which to build reliable, scalable, and high-performance applications for markets such as telecommunications, automotive, medical instrumentation, automation, security, and more.
BlackBerry QNX in Auto Industry
BlackBerry QNX was approved by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario on November 28, 2016 to test autonomous vehicles on Ontario roads as part of the provincial government’s autonomous vehicle pilot program. As the industry evolves from connected, to automated, and ultimately to autonomous driving, the electronic architecture of the car will fundamentally change from having more than 100 disparate electronic control units (ECUs) distributed throughout the car, to a dozen or so domain controllers. BlackBerry QNX has developed a flexible foundational technology platform to support this transition, anchored by its safety-certified and secure operating system (OS) and hypervisor. Connected cars will need state of the art communications (vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-cloud) and the most advanced security technologies to ensure they cannot be hacked.
BlackBerry announced in June 2018 that its QNX software is now embedded in 120 million cars that are on the road today. Three years ago, BlackBerry QNX technology was inside 60 million cars.
In 2017, the international automotive industry produced 73.5 million passenger cars. Worldwide, passenger car sales are expected to continue to grow to about 81.6 million units in 2018. China is ranked as the largest passenger car manufacturer in the world, having produced more than 24.8 million cars in 2017, and accounting for almost 34 percent of the world’s passenger vehicle production. Automotive OEMs and tier ones use BlackBerry QNX technology in the advanced driver assistance systems, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, handsfree systems, and infotainment systems that appear in car brands, including Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, KIA, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
In 2017, the international automotive industry produced 73.5 million passenger cars. In 2016, the international automotive industry produced 72 million passenger cars. Worldwide, passenger car sales are expected to continue to grow to about 81.6 million units in 2018.
- Audi - forecast that around two million vehicles will be produced in 2018
- BMW - forecast that around two million BMW vehicles will be produced in 2018
- Ford - forecast that around 7 million vehicles will be produced in 2018
- GM - forecast that around 8 million vehicles will be produced in 2018
- HONDA - forecast that around 5 million vehicles will be produced in 2018
- Hyundai / Kia - forecast that around 8 million vehicles will be produced in 2018
- Daimler - forecast that around 2.8 million vehicles will be produced in 2018
- Toyota - forecast that around 10.5 million vehicles will be produced in 2018
- Volkswagen Group - forecast that around 10 million vehicles will be produced in 2018
- BlackBerry said it will collaborate with Baidu to integrate its QNX operating system with Baidu's Apollo autonomous driving platform
Calculation: BlackBerry QNX technology was inside 60 million cars before three years. From that period around 200 million cars were produced and QNX technology was inside 60 million of them (60 +60 = 120 million in total)..so we can say that QNX technology is approximately inside 30% of all produced cars in last three years (and this number is growing).