This week, BlackBerry unveiled a customized car solution to help OEMs improve the health and protection of cars.
The plan seeks to provide the requisite basis for cars that are “future-proof,” as well as to help speed up production times and rising start-up costs.
With the new solution at hand, and with the help of BlackBerry’s cybersecurity and automotive embedded systems teams, businesses in the transportation sector will be able to create effective use cases powered by AI and ML technologies, with the goal of enhancing automobile safety and security, BlackBerry says.
This is the first offering emerging from the convergence of cybersecurity technology from BlackBerry Cylance with BlackBerry QNX systems, found installed in more than 150 million vehicles.
Modular in nature, the system gives automakers greater flexibility, allowing them to activate only the features they need easily, says BlackBerry.
You can also use pre-built AI / ML templates in a single console or’ Vehicle Operations Center’ for an overall view of vehicle safety.
Through both Endpoint Protection and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) technologies, the solution also supports automation of software patches, continuous driver authentication and proactive cybersecurity threat protection.
Built on the BlackBerry QNX Hypervisor safety-certified ISO 26262, the solution uses CylancePROTECT threat detection technologies to prevent, detect and remedy malware and other vehicle infotainment system threats.
It also utilizes CylanceOPTICS ‘ cognitive processing tool to proactively search the car for irregularities, and CylancePERSONA’s behavioural tracking methods to check the vehicle’s driver’s identification.
The BlackBerry OTA Software Update Management Service is used for software maintenance, the BlackBerry Jarvis cloud-based static binary code scanner is used to identify vulnerabilities, and the BlackBerry UEM ensures that malware-free applications are deployed to vehicles.
“With the average new car containing more than 100 million lines of code and some of the most complex software ever deployed by automakers, the need for a holistic view into the overall health and security posture of a vehicle’s entire code base throughout its full lifecycle is absolutely critical,” Charles Eagan, CTO of BlackBerry, said.
At CES in Las Vegas, BlackBerry is exhibiting its vehicle products.