Hyundai Motor Group’s subsidiary Hyundai Autron is set to power its next-generation advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving software platform using a BlackBerry QNX operating system (OS).

Developed for use in safety and mission-critical applications such as ADAS and autonomous driving, QNX OS for Safety is a software solution that provides the foundation required to safely build competitive automotive and mission-critical systems.

Hyundai Autron’s OEM customers are expected to commercialise the secured ADAS and autonomous driving software platform.

BlackBerry executive chairman and CEO John Chen said: “We are excited to work with Hyundai Autron to provide next-generation automobiles with a secured ADAS and autonomous driving software platform.

“Functional safety and security are top priorities in connected and autonomous vehicles. BlackBerry QNX software meets the ISO 26262 ASIL-D level of certification, which is the most stringent safety classification for the automotive market.”

BlackBerry QNX software is currently installed in more than 150 million cars and is used by automotive OEMs in their advanced driver assistance systems, digital instrument clusters and connectivity modules, among others.

Hyundai Autron CEO Dae-Heung Moon said: “Hyundai Autron develops the Hyundai Motor standard software platform based on the international AUTOSAR standard.

“Powered by BlackBerry QNX technology, together we will deliver ADAS and autonomous driving software platforms that will set a new standard for the automotive industry.”

This September, Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv formed an autonomous driving joint venture (JV) to design, develop and commercialise autonomous technologies.

Last August, Hyundai unveiled its separated sound zone (SSZ) technology, which  enables vehicle passengers to experience an audio stream customised to their individual requirements.