BlackBerry Hypervisor 2.0 Software System Developed
A few weeks back, it was reported that the BlackBerry Ltd. is working on developing a secure software system for cars. According to the latest update, BlackBerry Ltd. has developed a new vehicular software system which has the capability of running complex computer systems on the vehicles. This software will give an unprecedented edge to the company in the car technology market.
Although, the company has yet declined to provide any names regarding automakers willing to incorporate the technology. But a senior executive shared a little bit of information, saying that multiple carmakers have begun to incorporate the software within the onboard computer systems for the vehicles currently in development.
BlackBerry has said that the software, QNX Hypervisor 2.0, will make vehicles more secure from hackers. The software can isolate multiple systems and run them on a single piece of Silicon; thus, allowing isolation of critical functions which are important for security and are exposed to the wireless networks.
The system was explained with a simple analogy by the BlackBerry’s QNX division; “If a burglar enters a house and gets into any room, the door will get locked. And even if the burglar manages to get in the hallway, he’ll find the other doors locked. This is how the isolation will work in terms of the QNX Hypervisor 2.0 software.
QNX maintains a strong market position in the market for internet-based car infotainment systems. With this software, Blackberry will possibly push for boosting sales and revenue.
In the recent years, the automakers have grown as some of the biggest and fastest growing segments owing to the increased presence of autonomous features and digital systems. These systems require a secure platform to ensure trouble-free working, and Hypervisor 2.0 will provide just that.
The Hypervisor 2.0 software system will be compatible with Snapdragon 820Am automative processor. This will allow car manufacturers some room in the reduction of costs and hardware complexity.