BlackBerry announces the launch of BlackBerry Jarvis for self-driving cars, industrial automation and for the healthcare industry

BlackBerry Jarvis is a new cyber security software from BlackBerry which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving vehicles, industrial automation and in the healthcare industry.


Canadian software maker BlackBerry Ltd has launched Blackberry Jarvis, a new cybersecurity software which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars.

By targeting its software at this select group of clients, the Canadian company is hoping to power its turnaround. Incidentally the program has applications in the industrial automation and the healthcare industry as well.

BlackBerry stated Jarvis follows a pay-as-you-go model.

Once automakers subscribe to the app, they can access Jarvis online and can send files for scanning at every stage of their software development, said BlackBerry.

2017’s “ransomware” attack, dubbed WannaCry, has helped raise awareness of cyber security issues with firms worldwide; BlackBerry’s security software business is aimed at that market which allows you to secure and manage connections to mobile devices.

Significantly, BlackBerry said, it has tested this app with automaker Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover unit, whose CEO stated that Jarvis reduced the time required to assess code from 30 days to 7 minutes.

In September 2017, BlackBerry had announced that it would partner with Delphi Automotive Plc, an auto supplier, on a software operating system for self-driving cars.

Earlier this month, BlackBerry teamed up with China’s Baidu Inc, an internet search firm, for a joint development of self-driving vehicle technology.

The Canadian firm has also recently entered into deals with chipmaker Qualcomm, auto supplier Denso and Ford Motor Co.


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