BlackBerry Limited and PATEO announced that PATEO’s intelligent cockpit, PATEO CONNECT+, will be powered by BlackBerry QNX technology and put into mass production in more than ten individual models across five OEMs, including VOYAH, Hozon New Energy (NETA).

Leveraging the QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and QNX Hypervisor to create an intelligent digital cockpit that delivers a more personalized and interactive driving experience, the collaboration marks another milestone following the two companies’ agreement earlier this year to launch a pilot integrating BlackBerry IVY within PATEO’s Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions with a leading Chinese automobile manufacturer’s all-electric model lineup.

PATEO’s intelligent digital cockpit uses multimodal technology to support interactions across multiple screens, including the cluster and center console, while offering the driver a more natural human-computer interaction (HCI) experience through an AI-based voice activated assistant. Augmented by a rich application ecosystem containing multimedia and navigation options, the cockpit provides deep customization capabilities to meet the diverse driving needs of the user.

Combining the high computing power of the Qualcomm Snapdragon SA8155 processor alongside the QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor, PATEO CONNECT+ is both flexible and scalable. BlackBerry QNX software also enables PATEO to consolidate multiple systems with mixed criticality and different operating environments onto a single powerful hardware and software platform, reducing both the initial development and long-term costs of ownership while still ensuring the highest standards of functional safety and security, providing an enhanced, unified and integrated user experience to all passengers.