The media revealed that the software for stand-alone vehicles designed by Apple, is created by QNX. This is a Canadian company owned by BlackBerry, a well known mobile device manufacturer.
Over the last few weeks several issues have been addressed in relation to the design of an electric car built by Apple. Cupertino’s managerial firm realized that the project was overwhelming and decided to finish it. However, the board does not intend to completely abandon it, so instead of creating an entire car, it will focus solely on software intended for autonomous vehicles.
But Apple will not do it alone. According to Bloomberg, the company is working on this project with Canadian company QNX. It is a leading automotive software provider, owned by BlackBerry, known for its mobile devices. Information is a big surprise as Apple researches new projects, usually running at its headquarters in Cupertino, without the involvement of external companies.
Apple currently has several dozen engineers working on this operating system in Canada. Most of them were employed a few years ago, but just over 20 people come from QNX’s BlackBerry. Engineers are currently working in the Apple offices located in Ottawa, located a few minutes from the QNX headquarters.
Unfortunately, even if the approximate date for completing the new software is unknown, it is not yet known. It is not known when it will appear in production cars.