Denso, BlackBerry roll out digital cockpit tech with Subaru

Denso and BlackBerry have unveiled the first integrated HMI (Human Machine Interface) digital cockpit system with BlackBerry QNX technology, that will debut through new Subaru vehicles in the United States.

The technology, named Denso Harmony Core, will be available first in the United States thrugh the release this autumn of the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy and Outback.

The jointly developed solution uses BlackBerry QNX Hypervisor (visualisation) technology to enable integrated control of in-vehicle HMI systems.

According to Denso and BlackBerry, this blend of advanced software and human interaction creates a seamless automotive user experience as data-driven connected vehicles become our reality. This technology enables the independence of several operating systems with different characteristics and controls the integration with one microcomputer.

In contracts, other vehicles are equipped with multiple HMI systems that require several device-specific operating systems to work in unison. Because the operating systems are independently controlled by multiple microcontrollers, it has not been possible to unite and coordinate them to display content and sound in a uniform way. 

“With the rapid development of technology for self-driving and electric vehicles, the value of cars is about to change significantly. ,” said Atsushi Hayashida, head of the Cockpit Systems Business Unit at Denso.

“By collaborating with other companies and research institutes, refining the technology and accelerating product and service delivery to help manufacturers deliver next generation vehicles, Denso is creating new value for the global Smart Mobility society,” Hayashida said.

According to Denso and BlackBerry, starting this month, automobile manufacturers around the world will sequentially launch new car models with the integrated HMI.