Delphi Automotive, a provider of autonomous driving technology, said Wednesday it has signed a commercial partnership agreement with BlackBerry Limited to provide the operating system for its autonomous driving system.

Both companies will collaborate to bolster software performance and safety in their operating system to advance autonomous driving technology, stated Delphi.

“BlackBerry QNX will provide a robust software infrastructure for CSLP and help advance Delphi’s autonomous driving system,” said Glen De Vos, Delphi senior vice president and chief technology officer.  “Safety in high performance computing systems is paramount to a production ready autonomous driving solution.”

“There is no safety without security,” said John Wall, SVP and GM of BlackBerry QNX. “With cyberattacks and threats to connected vehicles on the rise, it is imperative that auto manufacturers are provided with software that is safety certified, reliable and secure.”