TTTech Auto and BlackBerry have expanded their partnership to address the growing complexity challenges of software defined vehicles (SDVs).

Through their strengthened co-operation, BlackBerry will work to natively integrate its latest QNX Operating System (OS) 8.0 with TTTech Auto’s scheduling solutions into a single, safety-certified, product. The companies expect their product to enhance performance and enable better utilization of the underlying semiconductors in complex, highly mission-critical, environments, such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in SDVs.

The joint product spawned from the partnership will likewise support the scalability of architectures, from zonal to domain controllers and central compute, and from fail-safe to fail-operational solutions. By leveraging advanced scheduling algorithms, the design phase is simplified and testing efforts reduced, allowing users to quickly modify their configuration with one click and achieve functional results consistently. The product is pre-certified to support relevant safety (ISO 26262 up to ASIL D) and security standards (ISO 21434), and is set to be fully certified in Q4 2024. Both TTTech Auto and BlackBerry have confirmed that the product will be available for projects at the end of Q2 2024.

“The combination of rapid advancements in silicon chip performance, increasing system integration and interdependency, and growing software complexity is creating a pressure cooker environment for SDV manufacturers,” said John Wall, SVP and head of QNX at BlackBerry. “When safety and security are paramount, there is no room for compromise. That’s where our partnership with TTTech Auto excels. It will deliver a lynchpin product that supports scalable architectures and complex interactions needed by SDVs on our trusted safe and secure QNX foundation.”

“Developing SDVs makes the old days of auto design look like child’s play,” commented Stefan Poledna, CTO at TTTech Auto. “SDVs of the future require a system-wide approach that embraces the “4 S’s” of system, safety, security and software integration. In partnership with QNX, we’re helping overcome a major hurdle by offering a pre-integrated and pre-certified solution that ticks all of the boxes to support innovation and advancement in SDVs.”

This partnership builds on the success of the initial co-operation between TTTech Auto and BlackBerry announced in June 2022, through which they integrated the QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and TTTech Auto’s safe vehicle software platform, MotionWise. Joint products produced from this earlier co-operation are already in production.