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BlackBerry tests autonomous car for the first time on the public streets of Canada

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.

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BlackBerry tests autonomous car was tested for the first time on the public streets of Canada

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.

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