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BlackBerry’s QNX software now being used in 120 million cars, double the number of past three years

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BlackBerry's QNX software is used for infotainment systems, acoustics and dashboard functions.Darren Brown for National Post

BlackBerry Ltd.’s technology may not be in as many pockets these days, but it is parked in millions of garages.

The smartphone-turned-software company’s QNX software is used in 120 million cars on the road today, BlackBerry announced Wednesday at the TU-Automotive Detroit conference.

That’s double the 60-million figure the company touted for the past three years as brands including Audi, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota sign up to use software for infotainment systems, acoustics and dashboard functions.

“That figure has doubled as the world’s leading automakers, their tier one suppliers, and chip manufacturers have put their trust in BlackBerry,” BlackBerry chief executive John Chen said in a statement.

“As cars are increasingly driven by software, our customers and partners rely on BlackBerry QNX technologies to provide them with the safety-certified and secure technology platform on which the future of the automotive industry is being built.”

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