ECARX Holdings Inc., a global mobility technology provider, announced its partnership with Black Sesame Technologies and BlackBerry Limited to deploy the Skyland ADAS platform in Lynk & Co’s flagship SUV, the Lynk & Co 08. This collaboration involves the integration of BlackBerry QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and Black Sesame Technologies’ Huashan II A1000 ADAS computing chip in the ECARX Skyland Pro.
The deployment of ECARX Skyland Pro in Lynk & Co’s vehicle marks the first mass-production of this platform and signifies the first large-scale use of Black Sesame’s A1000 chip in ADAS solutions. This milestone is seen as a significant achievement in the automotive industry, reflecting the success of the partnership between the companies.
Lily Cai, senior vice president of China sales and marketing at ECARX, commented on the accomplishment, stating, “ECARX is committed to leading the way for the industry with its ADAS solutions. We are very excited to have completed the deployment and mass production of our first ADAS platform, the ECARX Skyland Pro. This is a significant breakthrough for ECARX in this critical technology field and is a testament to the unwavering support we have received from our industry-leading partners, Black Sesame Technologies and BlackBerry.”
Dhiraj Handa, vice president of IoT, Asia Pacific at BlackBerry, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration. He said, “As the leader in safety-critical embedded automotive software, BlackBerry is delighted to collaborate with Black Sesame Technologies in introducing a reliable, high-performance, and flexible autonomous driving platform to empower ECARX’s inaugural ADAS platform.”
Yang Yuxin, CMO of Black Sesame Technologies, also shared his perspective on the partnership. “The robust collaboration between Black Sesame Technologies’ high-performance A1000 chip and BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) have contributed to the creation of a cutting-edge autonomous driving computing platform,” he said. “As a global pioneer in autonomous driving computing chips, Black Sesame Technologies looks forward to partnering with ECARX and BlackBerry on future ventures to empower Smart Mobility and further drive advancements in China’s ADAS sector.”