BlackBerry, Baidu partner to work on driver-less vehicle software

BlackBerry, Baidu partner to work on driver-less vehicle software

On Thursday, January 4, BlackBerry and Baidu revealed details of a deal that will see them work together to develop autonomous driving technologies for automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide, with the former's ebbing operating system set to act as the foundation for something called the Apollo Autonomous Driving Open Platform.

Among other plans, Blackberry's QNX operating system will integrate with Baidu's existing software, CarLife, which is available in a number of Chinese cars.

BlackBerry shares rose per cent in Toronto to C$16.95, their highest one-day gain since April. It supports all major features and functions of an autonomous vehicle.

BlackBerry, which has developed software QNX Hypervisor 2.0 to run complex computer systems in vehicles, said Baidu will use its software for its self-driving open platform, Apollo. "We aim to provide automakers with a clear and fast path to fully autonomous vehicle production, with safety and security as top priorities", he said in a press release.

"By integrating the BlackBerry QNX OS with the Apollo platform, we will enable carmakers to leap from prototype to production systems", stated Li Zhenyu, the general manager of Baidu's intelligent driving division.

Gretchen Carlson named chairman of Miss America board following email scandal
Shindle was also the subject of a nasty Haskell email in which he joked that he wished she would die. Now there are four new board members, all former winners of the crown, including a new chairwoman.

Lucas Moura to Manchester United?
Confirming the La Parisian report, UOL note PSG want 40 million for their midfielder. 'I need to concentrate on improving at PSG. Lucas is really keen on a move, but PSG don't seem like they will attend his demands so easily.

Liverpool legend set to appear on Celebrity Big Brother
India Willoughby compared herself to the regenerated Doctor as she joined the line-up of Celebrity Big Brother housemates. Channel 5 have confirmed the first male housemate that'll enter Celebrity Big Brother 2018 on Friday.

Blackberry and Baidu will work together to speed up the development of connected and autonomous vehicle technology.

Baidu's president, Ya-Qin Zhang, will be speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show on a panel about self-driving vehicles. "Baidu has made tremendous strides in Artificial Intelligence and deep learning".

Baidu's Apollo open platform provides a comprehensive, secure and reliable solution that consists of cloud services, an open software stack and reference hardware and vehicle platforms. But as one of the world's biggest technology and AI companies, Baidu represents a major win for BlackBerry as it continues to transition from being a hardware company to one focused on software.

The partnership is the latest in a series of deals for BlackBerry's automotive software unit, including with suppliers Delphi, Denso, Qualcomm and Yanfeng Visteon.

BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) shares were skyrocketing on Wednesday on the news that the company has inked a deal with Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU).

Related Articles

  • Mafia raids: Police in Italy and Germany make 169 arrests

    Mafia raids: Police in Italy and Germany make 169 arrests

    Italy's paramilitary Carabinieri police said the arrests had dismantled a major clan of the feared 'Ndrangheta crime group. Some were arrested on suspicion of blackmail, attempted murder, money laundering and other organised crime offences.
    Macron announces a law against false news

    Macron announces a law against false news

    Macron said he and his team were the victims of fake news and serious fraud during the campaign previous year . Sponsored content would also be limited, according to The Guardian .
    Bear attacks Florida man letting his dog out

    Bear attacks Florida man letting his dog out

    A community in Naples fears for their safety-as wildlife officials rush to trap bears showing up in the community. A Florida man was attacked by a bear in Naples on Wednesday night. " I came outside and he was right there ".
  • Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Did Ring In 2018 Together After All - Deets!

    Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Did Ring In 2018 Together After All - Deets!

    Bieber arrived a bit later and check into an oceanfront villa, just 10 minutes away from where Selena was staying. Online report that Bieber and Gomez spent the holiday together, but it was good vibes all around-no drama.
    Tottenham winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou joins Burnley after Kieran Trippier recommendation

    Tottenham winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou joins Burnley after Kieran Trippier recommendation

    Tottenham winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou is set to join Burnley on loan for the rest of the season, Sky Sports News understands. With Erik Lamela returning to full fitness, N'Koudou's chances of first-team football greatly reduced.
    The Public Pulse: Legalize and tax marijuana

    The Public Pulse: Legalize and tax marijuana

    Cole decided that the federal government would only step in to stop trafficking of marijuana in places that it was still illegal. That law signals Congress's support for the allowance of medical marijuana use, even if it falls short of actual authorization.
  • Mike Tyson breaks ground on Los Angeles area marijuana Resort

    Mike Tyson breaks ground on Los Angeles area marijuana Resort

    That is why his ranch will also seek to advance research into the potential benefits of medicinal marijuana, specifically CBD. The Tyson ranch will also have its own amphitheatre, complete with luxury camping area and cabins.
    CBI court issues notice to RJD's Tejashwi Yadav

    CBI court issues notice to RJD's Tejashwi Yadav

    His wife and former Chief Minister of Bihar Rabri Devi has chosen to stay back in Patna when the punishment is announced. Lalu Prasad's lawyer on Tuesday addressed reporters that they would bear down on minimum sentences in the case.
    Analyst predicts Amazon will purchase Target in 2018

    Analyst predicts Amazon will purchase Target in 2018

    Last month, CFRA bank analyst Ken Leon wrote that he foresees the Internet company buying a small- or mid-sized bank in 2018. Target would be a powerful tool for Amazon in its quest to get moms hooked on its Prime services, according to Munster .
  • New Year celebrations kick off as New Zealanders usher in 2018

    New Year celebrations kick off as New Zealanders usher in 2018

    Paris: Hundreds of thousands were expected to line the Champs-Elysees for a light show and fireworks at the Arc de Triomphe. The party at Celebration Square will now kick off at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday to keep people warm while they ring in 2018.
    Ford Edge ST revealed as proper performance variant

    Ford Edge ST revealed as proper performance variant

    None of the bug numbers are out yet, but we expect the Edge ST to come close to the 17/24 mpg city/highway of the Edge Sport. Delivering the power is a new quick-shifting 8-speed automatic that's connected to a full-time all-wheel drive system.
    Lava Red OnePlus 5T Lands In India January 20th

    Lava Red OnePlus 5T Lands In India January 20th

    In 2017, for example, OnePlus India was the only Asian country where OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition . On the front, the OnePlus 5T Lava Red edition features a 16MP camera with a Sony IMX 371 sensor and f/2.0 aperture.