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Is BlackBerry going all-in on driverless car tech?

In an effort to secure a future for the company, BlackBerry announced on Monday that it will open an autonomous driving research center in Canada. The QNX team, responsible for infotainment and telematics systems, will run the autonomous center from its Ottawa facility. In the announcement, it said it will embed software into sensors, cameras, […]

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BlackBerry signs deal to be Ford’s software provider of the future

BlackBerry has signed an expanded deal with Ford to install infotainment and security systems in future cars. The deal includes BlackBerry’s QNX operating system, which Ford has been using through a partnership with Panasonic for a few years, and Certicom security technology. Ford will also use QNX hypervisor and audio processing software. See Also: Apple picks […]

Apple picks Blackberry talent for driverless car OS

In a move to bulk up its future self-driving car software platform, Apple has set up a Canadian unit to develop an automotive operating system. Bloomberg says Apple has poached dozens of software engineers from QNX, a subsidiary of cell phone maker Blackberry. Apple’s new unit will be based in a suburb of the Canadian capital of […]

Canadian IoT market is the new killing it

Canadian business is implementing Internet of Things (IoT) technology faster than expected in order to cut costs and boost productivity. BetaKit’s article covered the recent IDC report “The Internet of Things: Get Ready to Embrace Its Impact on the Digital Economy.” It found that Canadian adoption of IoT was running at more rapid rates than […]

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Apple self-driving effort shifts from hardware to software

Inside Apple’s secretive car division, the focus is starting to shift from building an all-electric, autonomous car to developing software and services that would work inside the prospective car, according to people familiar with the iPhone maker’s plans. In a Bloomberg report, Mark Gurman states that the company has “increased emphasis on developing self-driving technology” and […]

Waterloo gets Canada’s first LPWAN network for IoT

The birthplace of the Blackberry phone is now home to Canada’s first low-power wide area network (LPWAN). The Waterloo Region Record reports that the startup Eleven-X launched the network that will accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the region. Waterloo, Ontario, is about an hour’s drive west of Toronto. Eleven-X recently […]

Canada’s health wearables coming in from cold

Canada’s own version of Silicon Valley for fitness and health wearables is flourishing along the tri-city corridor of Montreal, Toronto, and Waterloo. The close proximity of these cities to the U.S. has allowed cutting edge wearables makers to quietly develop and test-drive technologies in Canada before launching them on the much-larger American consumer market. However, […]