The autonomous car was tested for the first time on the public streets of Canada, as BlackBerry QNX-equipped self-driving car was tested on the roads of Ottawa. For the live demonstration the self-driving, took Mayor Jim Watson, Coun. Marianne Wilkinson and Blackberry GM John Wall for a ride around the Kanata North Technology Park.
Blackberry had last year opened an autonomous driving research center in Canada, the company is working on developing software for the self-driving car. Blackberry had last month partnered with Delphi to develop an operating system for self-driving cars, the company is also trying to foray into automotive cybersecurity and has launched some products in that field.
Blackberry is not a new enterant in the field of automotives and has been a supplier of software platforms to the auto industry for 20 years including telematics, infotainment, etc.