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BlackBerry to Open Research Center for Autonomous Vehicle in Canada

Canada: BlackBerry, a leading manufacturer of mobile phones has now entered in the market of autonomous vehicle technology, by opening its research center in Canada. The company is looking forward to grasp the market of autonomous vehicle by investing, heavily, in the segment.

Earlier, the operating software for Blackberry was being developed at QNX's Ottawa facility, which has now discarded the software solutions services for the company and would now carry out their R&D regarding embedded software interaction with sensors, cameras and other elements for autonomous vehicles.

Ford Motor Lincoln vehicles has allowed BlackBerry and its research division to test autonomous vehicle features on Ontario’s public roads during November, 2016, and also the company made a deal with the Detroit based carmaker to get fleet of robot ride sharing vehicles, to market by 2021.

As per TechSci Research, the enhanced technology of Blackberry in autonomous vehicle technology market, is expected to result in the advancement of automotive industry across the world. Moreover, the continuously proliferating investment by various companies in the segment, is expected to boost up the growth of the overall autonomous car technology market in coming years.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, “Global Autonomous Car Technology Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2035 – ADAS, Semi-Autonomous, Fully-Autonomous”, globally, the automobile sector has been constantly evolving in terms of engine performance and design. Apart from these parameters, evolution of autonomous features in passenger cars is garnering attention of consumers across the world. Global autonomous car technology market is primarily divided into three segments - Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) car technologies, semi-autonomous car technology and fully-autonomous car technology. ADAS technologies are currently moving at a brisk pace on account of rising inclination towards greater automation. Moreover, fully-autonomous cars are expected to be commercially available by 2025, which is expected to translate into dramatic growth in the market.

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