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HOZON Auto to use BlackBerry QNX system on NETA S

Monika From Gasgoo| August 03 , 2022 10:55 BJT

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- HOZON Auto, the Chinese startup owning the new energy vehicle (“NEV”) brand NETA, announced on Tuesday the cooperation with the Canadian tech company BlackBerry to promote the applications of intelligent technologies in vehicle driving, automotive cockpit, and other scenarios.

Through the partnership, HOZON Auto has selected BlackBerry QNX technology to power its futuristic sports sedan, the NETA S. The deployment will ensure the functional safety, cybersecurity, and reliability of the vehicle’s critical systems while providing users with an engaging, immersive, and digital-first driving experience.

HOZON Auto to use BlackBerry QNX system on NETA S

NETA S; photo credit: HOZON Auto

Under the agreement, the NETA S will use the BlackBerry QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX® Hypervisor for the vehicle's smart cockpit, the “NETA SPACE”. Besides, the NETA PILOT 3.0 intelligent driving system will be powered by BlackBerry's QNX® OS for Safety, which is a microkernel OS for embedded systems certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D functional safety standard.

The NETA S hit the market on July 31. Coming with eight trim levels and two powertrain solutions (BEV and REEV), the model is priced between 199,800 yuan and 338,800 yuan ($29,620-$50,220). The NETA S is armed with the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform and the BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor, which allows for scalability and flexibility in its intelligent NETA SPACE. The QNX Hypervisor can consolidate multiple systems with mixed-criticality and different operating environments onto a single hardware platform.

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