BlackBerry Limited announced that its QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS) had been adopted in a new digital LCD cluster jointly developed with BiTECH Automotive (Wuhu) Co., Ltd. The digital instrument cluster is being installed in Changan Automobile’s new SUV, the UNI-K, which has entered mass production, providing a personalized user experience for drivers while ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the SUVs critical systems.
The Changan UNI-K is a new mid-to-high-end SUV that features an advanced smart driving assistance program and an intelligent cockpit with an Interactive Monitoring System (IMS). The LCD digital instrument cluster comprises three parts, with the left section displaying tire pressure and door conditions; the middle section highlighting the vehicle’s speed, augmented reality real-view navigation, a multimedia interface, and vehicle status; and the right section comprising a digital rear-view mirror, the tachometer, and the fuel gauge. The variety of information displayed by the LCD digital instrument cluster ensures it adequately meets the diversified needs of consumers.
Powered by the QNX Neutrino RTOS, the Changan UNI-K’s LCD digital instrument cluster provides a comprehensive, multi-level, policy-driven security model. It incorporates the best-in-class security technologies from BlackBerry that helps guard against system malfunctions, malware, and cybersecurity breaches. The BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS supports both the 64-bit ARMv8 computing platform and Intel x86-64 architecture. At the same time, ISO 26262 ASIL D certification by TÜV Rheinland ensures that OEMs and manufacturers can utilize the QNX Neutrino RTOS to build connected cars with proven safety and reliability protection performance.
“Automakers are keen to enhance the visual appearance of digital dashboards while conveying critical information to drivers to gain a competitive advantage in the field. We are pleased to partner with BiTECH to launch this innovative digital LCD instrument cluster for Changan’s new UNI-K SUV, which will provide an outstanding user experience for drivers,” said Dhiraj Handa, VP, Asia Pacific region at BlackBerry.
“The QNX Neutrino RTOS delivers excellent real-time performance with regards to functional safety and cybersecurity. The partnership with BlackBerry not only enables us to deliver a reliable and visually appealing digital LCD instrument cluster to automakers but also allows us to get vehicles to market faster and further enhances the advantages of our products,” said ShuangWen Zuo, Head of R&D, BiTech Automotive (Wuhu) Co., Ltd. “We hope to strengthen the partnership with BlackBerry and introduce more premium quality automotive electronics to consumers in the future.”