BlackBerry plans to build autonomous car software

BlackBerry is planning to build autonomous car software, jumping into a race with the likes of Apple, Google and Tesla Motors to capture a piece of the growing industry. The company's QNX software division showed off demo cars that can scan for obstacles, keep from straying from a highway lane and communicate wirelessly with nearby vehicles to avoid accidents, using tools developed by other software and hardware companies on the QNX operating system. BlackBerry's software for in-car navigation and entertainment systems is used in more than 60 million vehicles, including as part of Ford's Sync infotainment system.

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