BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and HOZON NEW ENERGY AUTOMOBILE CO., LTD. (HOZON) today announced that NETA AUTO, the Chinese electric vehicle brand owned by HOZON, has chosen BlackBerry QNX technology to power its soon-to-be-produced futuristic sports sedan, the NETA S. The deployment will ensure functional safety, cybersecurity and reliability of critical vehicle systems while providing users with an engaging, immersive and digital driving experience.
As part of the agreement, NETA S will use the BlackBerry QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX® Hypervisor for the vehicle’s new smart technology cockpit, the “NETA SPACE”. In addition, the full stack of NETA AUTO NETA PILOT Intelligent ADAS 3.0 technology will also include the QNX® Operating System for Security helping to achieve intelligent assisted driving in multiple scenarios.
“We are delighted to partner with NETA AUTO to create a next-generation digital cockpit system and intelligent driver assistance system for the NETA S. Since its inception, NETA AUTO has always pursued the development of high-end vehicles. quality combining innovation and technology,” said Dhiraj Handa vice-president, Asia Pacific , BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “BlackBerry is happy to provide the means China new energetic automotive brands with our latest technologies, helping NETA AUTO expand its footprint for the future of safe and secure mobility.”
“The NETA S is a representative of NETA AUTO’s level of technical strength and is dedicated to bringing the sedan to millions of homes with new levels of safety, security, convenience and connectivity. BlackBerry is the leader in the automotive embedded system industry, providing us with a certified software foundation for safety,” said Zhang Qi, Executive Vice President of Intelligent Institution, Neta Auto. “Going forward, NETA AUTO will continue to collaborate with BlackBerry to provide our customers with more convenient, enriched and intelligent automotive life experiences.”
The NETA S has a digital design style that fully demonstrates the power and athleticism expected of a sports sedan. The model’s interior features a stunning advanced smart cockpit with a large 17.6-inch central touchscreen, allowing the driver to receive important information via the minimalist display behind the steering wheel or from the rear head-up display. Additionally, the front passenger also gets an exclusive 12.3-inch passenger infotainment screen. Other NETA S highlights include heated and ventilated massage seats, as well as headrest speakers, with a further 21 speakers installed throughout the car to provide a pleasant acoustic experience for all passengers .
The NETA S is armed with the 3rd generation Snapdragon automotive cockpit platform and highly reliable BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor, which enable scalability and flexibility in its intelligence NETA SPACE . The QNX hypervisor can consolidate multiple systems with mixed criticality and different operating environments onto a single hardware platform, effectively reducing both initial model development and long-term ownership costs, while ensuring safety. and industry-leading security.
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About HOZON New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd.
HOZON is an innovation-oriented technology enterprise which integrates the hardware products and software services based on R&D innovation, intelligent manufacturing and multi-channel sales service. NETA AUTO, an automotive brand affiliated with HOZON. NETA AUTO’s vision is to “make high-quality smart NEVs accessible to everyone”. It takes responsibility for breaking the norm to make commuting more comfortable with innovative technologies and operates with the aim of being a smart vehicle popularizer. Focusing on cutting-edge products and technologies, NETA AUTO is dedicated to promoting the continuous evolution of electric vehicles and playing a leading role in future technology development trends.
The core technologies of NETA AUTO are derived from the Yangtze Delta Region Institute of Tsinghua University, Zhejiang . Currently, the company has cultivated competitive advantages in the automatic intelligent cockpit, called NETA SPACE autonomous driving, electric machine technologies, battery and electric control system, etc.
In June 2022 NETA AUTO delivered 13,157 vehicles, with an increase of around 156% year-on-year, an increase of around 20% compared to May 2022 achieving an increase in sales volume for 24 consecutive months since July 2020 . More specifically, sales volumes in June 2022 of NETA V and NETA U PRO were 9,147 units and 4,010 units respectively. Moreover, NETA AUTO’s total sales volume in the first half of 2022 was 63,131 units, an increase of approximately 199% compared to the same period last year.
As a leader among Chinese NEV manufacturers, NETA AUTO has further increased its market share of “Made in China “products in the field of intelligent manufacturing and new energy, and has enhanced the value of the Chinese brand worldwide.
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