BlackBerry Limited announced that Chinese electric carmaker WM Motor has selected its QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS), QNX Software Development Platform (SDP 7.0), and QNX Hypervisor to power its advanced W6 SUV model. The deployment will enhance the safety of the mass-produced, all-electric W6, marking another milestone since the companies announced in December 2019 that BlackBerry QNX software had been selected for use in WM Motor’s third-generation of SUVs.

Armed with the cloud computing power of handling over 1 million Tera operations per second (TOPS), the W6 is China’s first mass-produced vehicle that can autonomously perform specific parking maneuvers. The model features brand-new electronic architecture and is powered by advanced silicon computer technology, a 5G base band and an autonomous driving domain controller. The advanced digital cockpit of the W6 has significantly shortened the information processing time and expanded the dimensions of information capture that allow the system to keenly perceive the subtle needs of the users in the cockpit. This not only ensures safer and more efficient journeys, but also provides a comfortable driving experience for all passengers.

Combining the latest in chip technology with the highly reliable QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor, the W6 allows for design flexibility and scalability to consolidate multiple systems with mixed criticality and different operating environments onto a single hardware platform, reducing both the initial development and long-term costs of ownership while providing the highest standards of functional safety and security.