BlackBerry IoT offers new automotive experience

BlackBerry Limited has demonstrated its next-generation over-the-air (OTA) update solution to help automakers cut maintenance costs, reduce expensive recalls, improve customer satisfaction and keep vehicles up to date.

The OTA update solution is designed to deliver secure, scalable update services for maintaining and enhancing software in infotainment systems, telematics units, and other end-points in the vehicle.

According to the company, the OTA update solution is part of the BlackBerry IoT platform and leverages an architecture based on a decade of software update expertise.

BlackBerry has also updated more than 100 million globally distributed devices to the unique hardware, operating system, and application needs of the automotive sector.

The company said new OTA update solution is hosted within BlackBerry’s secure network and can scale millions of vehicles.


Additionally, the new solution also provides an OS-agnostic solution that can adapt to different vehicle electronic designs to address unique demands of each automaker.

This apart, automakers can also address issues or add new features to enhance the customer experience faster and at less cost.

“Our infrastructure provides automakers with a hosted, global solution, built from years of technology and deployment know-how, that can lower costs and help them get to market faster,” said Steve West, Senior Director of Business Development for IoT, BlackBerry Technology Solutions.

Shilpa Khatri

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