Intellias, a software engineering company, has announced a new technology partnership with BlackBerry focused on IVY, BlackBerry’s connected vehicle data platform. The company has said that the partnership will accelerate its goal to create advanced solutions for connected vehicles and autonomous driving use cases.

Through it, the company will begin integrating IVY into its clients’ automotive reference designs, enabling the rapid creation of new in-vehicle experiences for consumers and enterprises. BlackBerry IVY itself is hardware agnostic, based on industry standards, and provides ready-made software development kits and APIs for simple services integration at the vehicle edge. By integrating and using IVY, Intellias aims to streamline the software development and testing process for its clients.

Initially, the collaboration will see IVY integrated into a new version of Intellas’ Automotive Portable Kit (also known as IntelliKit 2.0), a digital cockpit prototype designed to demonstrate the integration of various hardware and software components through modern frameworks and tools. The latest version of IntelliKit 2.0 is based on Qualcomm’s SA8295P 4th generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, with integration of Rightware’s Kanzi One HMI kit and BlackBerry IVY.

Integration with the BlackBerry IVY platform, and the application of its abstraction levels, will enable Intellias to use a wide range of hardware and frameworks in IntelliKit 2.0. IVY’s functionality also allows for updates and improvements to be performed without rewriting core programs or making any significant architectural changes – enabling simplified, flexible, and future-proof integration with various hardware and third-party tools.

At the same time, leveraging IVY’s vehicle data capabilities will help Intellias provide up-to-date services to OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. By utilizing the Connected Vehicle Systems Alliance (COVESA) vehicle signal specification (VSS) data standardization model widely adopted by OEMs today, BlackBerry IVY optimizes data processing across a diverse range of in-vehicle systems at the vehicle edge. This will allow Intellias to provide new data-based services for its automotive and mobility clients more quickly, while reducing operational development costs and introducing new business models.