BlackBerry Joins MIH Consortium for Electric Vehicle Development

The Mobility in Harmony (MIH) Consortium, a Foxconn-initiated alliance to foster an open ecosystem within the electric vehicle industry, has announced a partnership with BlackBerry Limited. BlackBerry’s software solutions will be the primary foundation for MIH’s upcoming electric vehicle (EV) projects.

Why It Matters

This collaboration marks a significant advancement in the EV sector, as MIH aims to revolutionize the industry with its open and modular platform. The partnership with BlackBerry, a trusted name in software services, will drive increased safety, security, and innovation in electric vehicle technology.

Key Points

  • BlackBerry’s suite of products and services, including its BlackBerry® QNX® product portfolio and the cloud-connected automotive AI platform, BlackBerry IVY™, will be utilized in the MIH’s electric vehicle platform.
  • The upcoming Project X, a single-row three-seater EV targeting Asian consumers, is scheduled for unveiling in Japan in late 2023.
  • The MIH Consortium plans to introduce six-seater and nine-seater vehicle platforms to diversify its offerings and spur further innovation.
  • MIH can tap into BlackBerry’s engineering professional services for system-level integration, performance optimization, and solution validation.

Bottom Line

This collaboration signifies a pivotal moment in electric vehicle development, furthering MIH Consortium’s goal of creating an open and agnostic ecosystem in the EV sector. Using BlackBerry’s secure and high-performance foundational software will accelerate the development process, enhance safety, and reduce overall costs. As expressed by both Jack Cheng, Chief Executive Officer at MIH Consortium, and Mattias Eriksson, President, BlackBerry IoT, the anticipation for this partnership’s potential to transform the EV industry is indeed high.


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