We are incredibly excited to again team up with BlackBerry QNX, the real-time operating system in over 200 million vehicles, and L-SPARK, Canada’s largest SaaS accelerator!
BlackBerry Limited(NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) andL-SPARK, Canada’s largest software-as-a-service accelerator, today announced the four winning companies that will make up the third cohort of their joint accelerator program, which aims to grow Canadian technology companies that are focused on connected vehicle technologies.
New this year, the accelerator has provided select companies with access to BlackBerry’s Intelligent Vehicle Data Platform –BlackBerry IVY™, enabling them to deliver next-generation connected vehicle use cases leveraging in-vehicle data with a view to improving driver and passenger experiences. BlackBerry IVY is a scalable, cloud-connected software platform that allows automakers to provide a consistent and secure way to read vehicle sensor data, normalize it, and create actionable insights from that data both locally in the vehicle and in the cloud.
“The four companies selected for this very special BlackBerry IVY focused accelerator program with L-SPARK represent the very best of the Canadian smart mobility ecosystem. Each brings with them a wealth of talent, innovative technology and a drive to deliver high-impact, data-driven services and solutions that will one day transform the in-car experience,” said Peter Virk, Vice President of IVY Product and Ecosystem, BlackBerry. “We look forward to working with them in the weeks and months ahead and are confident that their offerings will resonate with OEMs as we continue to build out the breadth and depth of our BlackBerry IVY ecosystem.”
Congrats to the fellow cohort startups! We can’t wait to start building the future of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.