- BlackBerry has launched a cyber security software aimed at protecting Driverless Cars
- The software is called Jarvis and it identifies the vulnerabilities in the softwares used for Driverless Cars
- Jarvis is currently being tested by big automakers including Jaguar and Land Rover
As cars become more reliant on software, it’s critical for automakers to make sure their code is as secure as possible. It’s somewhat surprising, though, for a company like BlackBerry to come out with a potential solution. At a keynote during the North American International Automotive Show (NAIAS) today, the company’s CEO John Chen announced a new cloud-based tool called Jarvis that can scan the complex software required for modern connected and autonomous cars.
“Connected and autonomous vehicles require some of the most complex software ever developed, creating a significant challenge for automakers who must ensure the code complies with industry and manufacturer-specific standards while simultaneously battle-hardening a very large and tempting attack surface for cyber-criminals,” said John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, said in a press release.
BlackBerry said Jarvis will be offered on a pay-as-you-go basis and customized for the needs of the manufacturer. A manufacturer can scan the software in the car at each stage of production. While Blackberry is initially targeting automakers, the tech could help with many other industries, scanning the complex software behind healthcare, industrial automation, aerospace and military defense projects, for example.