mimk technology has announced a new partnership with BlackBerry, through which it will look to bolster its secure and scalable Hybrid Edge Cloud (HEC) platform by combining it with BlackBerry’s secure cloud-enabled QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS).

Through the HEC platform, mimik is looking to enhance and transform numerous vehicle features into functions-as-a-service while addressing the industry’s demand for Software Defined Vehicles. It likewise extends cloud-native development tools to any smart computing node, offers an integrated solution that optimizes performance, scalability, and security, while reducing the total cost of ownership for embedded automotive software developers.

Marelli, a cloud solutions supplier, will integrate the QNX RTOS into the HEC platform as part of an advanced software platform it is developing. This integration marks the latest development in BlackBerry and Marelli’s partnership, which began more than seven years ago and today spans areas such as digital clusters, cockpit domain controllers and in-car audio.

Ultimately, the combined platform will look to onboard and support a variety of new and innovative use cases for connected vehicles – including hyper-personalization, real-time decision-making, usage-based insurance, and predictive maintenance among others. Together, these will allow SDVs to become smarter, safer, more efficient, and more user-friendly for consumers around the world.

mimik’s technologies work to support smart mobility and SDVs by offering a continuous, cloud-native, runtime environment that utilizes smart devices – including in-vehicle computing devices – as cloud servers. The firm says that the scalability of these technologies and their out-of-the-box multi-cloud support enables seamless integration of more devices as vehicle technology evolves, while a standard microservice architecture works to streamline the development process.