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BlackBerry to power cockpit domain controller for Mahindra’s XUV700

BlackBerry to power cockpit domain controller for Mahindra’s XUV700
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19 Nov, 2021

BlackBerry said that its cockpit domain controller (CDC) platform has been picked by Mahindra & Mahindra to power its XUV700 SUV.

The deployment also marks BlackBerry’s automotive expansion in the Indian market.

“It’s a real pleasure to help innovative manufacturers like M&M Ltd. take advantage of one of the industry’s most significant trends – the exploding demand for safe, seamless, digital in-car experiences,” said Dhiraj Handa, VP, Asia Pacific region at BlackBerry. 

CDC platform leverages the QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS) and QNX Hypervisor has now entered mass production.

By using technology as a key differentiator, M&M Ltd.’s new XUV700 makes use electrical and electronics (E/E) architecture, with an infotainment system and a suite of driver assistance systems to establish a leadership position in this class of vehicles manufactured in India while delivering an elevated level of safety, security and comfort, Blackberry said in a statement.

“As a surge of consumer interest has shown since our August launch, India is more than ready for the software centric car and with BlackBerry QNX serving as the secure and trusted foundation of the intelligent infotainment system within our innovative new XUV700, M&M have a strong first mover advantage,” said Binoy Paul, Chief Engineer E/E at Mahindra.