BICV selects BlackBerry to power cockpit for new Renault Jiangling EV
by CM Staff
The China-built EV is also being exported to Europe, where it will be used by Renault Group's subscription-based Mobilize business unit as the go-to vehicle for people working in mobility services.
WATERLOO and SHANGHAI — BlackBerry Limited and BDStar Intelligent & Connected Vehicle Technology Co., Ltd. (BICV) announced that BlackBerry® QNX® technology has been selected to power BICV’s intelligent cockpit, currently deployed by Renault Jiangling in their first fully electric sedan – ‘Yi’. Leveraging the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (RTOS) and QNX® Hypervisor, this system provides driving experience underpinned by a reportedly safe, secure and reliable software foundation.
The China-built EV is also being exported to Europe, where it will be used by Renault Group’s subscription-based Mobilize business unit as the go-to vehicle for people working in mobility services – taxis, ride-hailing, private vehicle hires and more.
The Yi’s digital cockpit features a dual-linked screen design with full LCD instrumentation and spacious central console, providing a variety of functions including In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI), Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Voice and Gesture Recognition, along with a Head-Up Display (HUD).
“With cutting edge technology from BlackBerry and BICV, the Renault Jiangling Yi’s intuitive in-car experience is a joy for drivers and passengers alike and will no doubt earn a high reputation among Chinese consumers,” said Chen Liwei, Director of Intelligent Connectivity at Renault Jiangling Group. “In the second half of 2022, the model will be transformed into ‘Limo’, the flagship product of the Renault Group’s mobility brand Mobilize, to offer travel services throughout Europe and we’re confident that it will be equally embraced by commercial users whose livelihood depends on providing a reliable and pleasant journey to keep customers coming back.”
“We are pleased to collaborate with BICV to develop this new generation of innovative intelligent cockpits, enabling it to be deployed in more mass-produced vehicles by leveraging the latest BlackBerry QNX technologies,” said John Wall, SVP and Head, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “BlackBerry has deep expertise and a strong track record providing leading edge software platform solutions, while our heritage of innovation in functional safety, cybersecurity and reliability has made us a trusted partner for the automotive industry.”
BICV’s advanced intelligent cockpit is built on the QNX Neutrino RTOS and features the QNX Hypervisor for design flexibility and scalability, allowing for the consolidation of multiple systems with mixed criticality and different operating environments onto a single hardware platform.