BlackBerry QNX shows new system to make cars brainier

With automakers finding new ways to pack computers into cars, one of the leaders in automotive software has unveiled a way to consolidate them in a way that could mean cool new features for drivers.

BlackBerry, the Canadian company that used to be best known for its smartphones, is showing off a system at the big Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that can take more than 100 separate computers and put them into a single system.

That single system can then coordinate all the activities of the car’s cockpit, whether it is infotainment, the instrument cluster or connectivity, says John Wall, a senior vice president for BlackBerry QNX Software Systems. Eventually, the central system could help with development of self-driving cars as well. …

Source: BlackBerry shows new system to make cars brainier | USA TODAY

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