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BlackBerry, JLR ink pact for next-generation vehicles

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Canadian firm and (JLR) today announced a multi-year agreement to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer's next-generation vehicles.

As part of the agreement, will license its and to JLR, as well as assign a team of engineers to support in the development of new (ECU) modules, a statement said.

The first ECU project will be a next-generation infotainment system, it added.

No financial details of the deal were disclosed.

UK-based was bought by in 2008.

"Working with will enable us to develop the safe and our customers want," said.

Together with BlackBerry engineers, will be able to access the most to ensure the highest security required for its connected vehicles, he added.

"We are at a pivotal moment, where innovative automakers, such as JLR, are realising they need to take an active role in defining the for their vehicles," SVP and GM said.

Stating that connected and autonomous vehicles will react and drive based on rich data, Blackberry's platforms help process data efficiently and keep it secure and trusted, he added.

BlackBerry provides OEMs with technology to protect and mitigate hardware, software, applications and end-to-end systems from cyberattacks.

It has recently seen automotive design wins from Baidu, Delphi, Denso, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Visteon, and others.

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First Published: Thu, March 22 2018. 15:50 IST