BlackBerry Announces First IVY Design Win as Dongfeng Motor Selects PATEO Digital Cockpit for Next-Generation All-Electric VOYAH Model
1/5/2023
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Design Win Follows Successful Proof of Concept

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2023 /CNW/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB) (TSX: BB) and PATEO,a leading Internet of Vehicles (IoV) technology service and product provider in China, todayannounced that Dongfeng Motor, one of China's largest automakers, has selected aBlackBerry IVY(TM)-powered PATEO Digital Cockpit for the automaker's next-generation,all-electric VOYAH H97 model, following the successful completion of a proof of concept(POC) project, an overview and footage of which can be viewed here.

As a result of the agreement, Dongfeng can now rapidly deploy innovative new applicationsto help enhance the in-vehicle experience for drivers and passengers alike. Set to enter massproduction in 2024, the premium BlackBerry IVY-enabled VOYAH H97 model will alsoincorporate Electra Vehicles, Inc.'s BlackBerry IVY-powered AI battery managementsolution -- EVE-Ai(TM) - designed to provide real-time, personalized recommendations forEV battery management to improve EV range and lifetime, and to alleviate drivers' 'rangeanxiety'.With PATEO's vast network of partners encompassing intelligent voice, entertainment /content, vehicle health monitoring, secure payments and more, the company plans to furtherdeploy BlackBerry IVY to Chinese automakers.

"With this first design win for IVY, PATEO is proud to further cement our already strongworking relationship with BlackBerry, whose global automotive software industry expertiseis second to none, said Ken YING, Founder & Chairman of PATEO. "As a leading automotive intelligent connectivity company over the past 13 years, we have made significant R&Dinvestments in many areas including the head unit, OS, apps, cloud, AI and mappingtechnologies with a view to further entrenching our ability to meet the vast demand forChinese automakers to push the envelope of software-defined vehicles and continuouslydeliver engaging new features and capabilities for consumers. With BlackBerry's help we'rebetter positioned than ever before to achieve this vision and expect that this will be the firstof many design wins as we look to build on our initial successes and develop deeper workingrelationships with automakers in China and around the world."

"We're delighted to announce the first design win for BlackBerry IVY. It's a pleasure to haveone of China's largest OEMs select BlackBerry IVY as they look to double down on thesuccess of their premium all-electric model line-up, and to continue to strengthen ourrelationship with PATEO who have demonstrated that they are a strong candidate to addressthe vast potential of the Chinese market," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO atBlackBerry. "Chinese car buyers expect automakers to offer a vehicle that delivers innovativesolutions and functionalities also after it's left the dealer's lot. With BlackBerry IVY,Dongfeng now has a powerful platform to do just that and which will help to createadditional revenue streams by enabling the development and delivery process for new invehiclesolutions and services, ensuring their customers continuously benefit from datadrivenapplications and use cases that surprise and delight over the lifetime of their cloudconnectedvehicles."

Announced in 2020 as part of a multi-year, global agreement, BlackBerry IVY is a scalable,cloud-connected software platform co-developed with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS).Automakers can use BlackBerry IVY to help create in-vehicle services that respond to andenhance driver and passenger experiences.

The expanded relationship and continued traction within the Chinese automotive industrymarks another milestone between the two companies who announced earlier this year thatPATEO's intelligent cockpit, PATEO CONNECT+, is powered by BlackBerry(R) QNX(R)technology and has been selected by five separate OEMs for deployment in ten individualmodels.

For more information on how BlackBerry IVY can help with building safe and secure datasolutions for the software-defined vehicles of tomorrow, please visit:https://www.blackberry.com/us/en/products/automotive/blackberry-ivy.
BlackBerry's full suite of automotive offerings including BlackBerry IVY will bedemonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 5 -- 8, 2023, at the Las Vegas Convention Center alongside Electra's EVE-Ai(TM) software. VisitBlackBerry at Booth #4025 in the West Hall.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services toenterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500Mendpoints including 215M vehicles. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AIand machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety anddata privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security, endpointmanagement, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's vision is clear -- to secure aconnected future you can trust.

BlackBerry. Intelligent Security. Everywhere.

For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY, EMBLEM Design and QNX are thetrademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, its subsidiaries and/or affiliates,used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. Allother trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsiblefor any third-party products or services.

About PATEO:
Founded in 2009,PATEO CONNECT+ has now grown to be an IoV enterprise boasting anindustry-leading capital structure & business scale in China and rich resources for servingauto clients.

PATEO possesses five core technologies of OS, intelligent voice, hardware, HD map andcloud platform, is mainly engaged in the R&D and manufacturing of intelligent telematicssystem and provision of subsequent supporting services, and commits itself to building across-platform system that integrates vehicle, Internet and mobile phone and centers on carlife services.

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mediarelations@BlackBerry.com

PATEO Media Relations
+86 (21) 6037 2003
marketing@pateo.com.cn


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