Earlier in December, BlackBerry QNX made headlines as one of three innovative organizations approved for Canada's first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program. They will perform on-road testing using a 2017 Lincoln with automated features.

Building on this momentum, BlackBerry QNX has also announced the opening of their Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC) in Ottawa – a signal to the world of what we already knew at Invest in Ontario; BlackBerry QNX is a major force in the autonomous vehicle revolution.

"Autonomous vehicles require software that is extremely sophisticated and highly secure," said John Chen, executive chairman and CEO of BlackBerry. "Our innovation track record in mobile security and our demonstrated leadership in automotive software make us ideally suited to dominate the market for embedded intelligence in the cars of the future."

According to the BlackBerry QNX website, early results from the centre will be unveiled in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2017, showcasing the close collaboration with organizations from the private, public, and academic sectors.

Learn more about all of the autonomous vehicle research being performed in Ontario.

Related: GM chooses Ontario to develop its autonomous car technology of the future

Updates from CES 2017

Video from TechRepublic: How BlackBerry QNX is going to make autonomous vehicles highly secure.

Video from TechRepublic: How BlackBerry plans to solve the IoT security threat

The videos are not hosted by the Government of Ontario and there may not be a French version or transcripts available.

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