Tata Elxsi partners BlackBerry for security in auto industry

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 08 Nov 2017


Tata Elxsi, the global design and technology services company and part of the $100 billion Tata group, today announced that it is partnering with Canadian multinational BlackBerry that will help companies design and develop secure, mission-critical solutions for industries such as automotive, industrial, medical and network communication using BlackBerry QNX technologies.

Tata Elxsi will provide integration and customisation services for Blackberry solution software’s –QNX Neutrino Realtime OS, QNX Momentics Tool Suite, QNX Hypervisor, QNX SDK for Apps & Media, QNX Wireless Framework, QNX OS for Safety, QNX OS for Medical, QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, QNX Platform for Acoustics, and QNX Platform for ADAS.

Blackberry has been working on automotive security that are vulnerable to cyber attacks. This includes vehicle access, software control, autonomous driving and changing state of software’s. It has developed seven pillars recommendation that will enhance cybersecurity in the automotive space. It works on securing the supply chain, using trusted software and hardware components that have been secured against security threats. Along with, separating safety and non-safety critical systems that ensure consistent communication between these systems and the outside world, regular monitoring of vehicle health, rapid reaction to incidents,  proper lifecycle management that ensures secured over-the-air (OTA) updates for car software and using best practices and training organisations for safety and security.

Commenting on the partnership, Nitin Pai, senior vice-president, Marking and Strategy, Tata Elxsi, said: “Tata Elxsi is excited to partner with BlackBerry as a value-added integrator. This will allow customers across industries to rapidly adopt and integrate their products and shorten the time to market. BlackBerry’s rich suite of safety-certified and secure software solutions for mission critical applications, coupled with Tata Elxsi’s automotive, industrial, medical and general embedded development capabilities will enable OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to quickly design, build and deploy sophisticated and secure system level solutions.”

Speaking on the partnership, Kaivan Karimi, senior vice president and head of sales and marketing, Blackberry Technology Solutions, said: “The explosion of connected products and mission critical embedded systems has presented a tremendous opportunity for safe, secure, and trusted software solutions. By using trusted BlackBerry QNX technology, companies around the world can develop safety-certified embedded systems and devices that are not just secure, but BlackBerry Secure. We are excited to partner with Tata Elxsi, and look forward to helping their customers accelerate the design, development, integration and testing of mission-critical, next-generation systems.”

 

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