Two main issues for autonomous cars : Safety and Security

Every couple of days I see a new article on TV about autonomous cars. Every article says something different, but not enough about the two most important risks : Safety and Security. In Toronto local conference, the keynote was held by QNX executive, Grant Courville.

Grant said that if Security and safety will not be affordable to costumers, so nobody will buy the next generation cars.

“We have to focus on safety and security. (But) if it’s not affordable, we’ve lost,”

These days every car manufacturer and technology giant are trying to be the first in the race for fully autonomous cars that will be approved to be on the road. One thing a lot  forget, if those cars will be hackable it will be hard to market cars to customers.

QNX is one of a kind when it comes to secure autonomous cars. The technology of QNX is much needed in the future of this industry because the “competitors” like Google and Apple or even Tesla are not really competing with BlackBerry, they need BlackBerry as the most important part in the car.

BlackBerry’s QNX is the veteran player in this market and is installed in over of 60 Million cars.  With QNX end to end software solution and the new SDP 7 update that we saw not that long ago, QNX is the only option for the “competitors” to get fully functional and secure autonomous car on the road.

And when we probably will see those cars ? Grant from QNX says between 10 to 15 years, and I say it all depends on how fast companies will adopt QNX software.


Roy Shpitalnik

lived the life of a BlackBerry since 2009 so I was first exposed to 8900. With Israeli cellular world history, training and knowledge for more on BlackBerry, I decided to join the community. When the Media bash BlackBerry on regular basis i decided to Join BerryIL.COM. The true must be published. Contact me on Twitter : @SimpleBerryRoy

  • Very cool. Man, I hope they’re able to fully monetize all the value in QNX and this may be the best way.

    I will say, the strongest position to be in is the one the end user customer recognizes and interacts with, a la, whatever app/OS logo is on their screen interface. However, clearly, there are more “utility-type” functions that exist and companies make money on them despite being unknown by end user customers.