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BlackBerry launches security software for self-driving cars

by on16 January 2018

Jarvis is part of its turnaround efforts

Failed mobile phone maker BlackBerry has launched a new cybersecurity software, which identifies vulnerabilities in programmes used in self-driving cars.

Dubbed Blackberry Jarvis, the software is being marketed first to automakers - a group of customers the former smartphone maker is hoping will power its turnaround efforts - but could also have applications in healthcare and industrial automation.

BlackBerry said it was offering Jarvis on a pay-as-you-go basis. Once initiated, automakers will have online access to Jarvis and can scan files at every stage of software development.

BlackBerry said it had already tested Jarvis with automaker Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover unit, whose chief executive said Jarvis reduced the time needed to assess code from 30 days to seven minutes.

BlackBerry in September announced it would partner with auto supplier Delphi Automotive Plc on a software operating system for self-driving cars.

Earlier this month BlackBerry and Chinese internet search firm Baidu signed a deal to jointly develop self-driving vehicle technology.

BlackBerry has signed automotive-related deals with chipmaker Qualcomm, auto supplier Denso and Ford .

Last modified on 16 January 2018
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