Auto Shows John Chen Talks Automotive Code at Detroit Auto Show

18:12  16 january  2018
18:12  16 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Blackberry CEO John Chen spoke at the North American International Auto Show Monday at the Cobo Center in Detroit , discussing the future of Bains spoke about recent initiatives he developed which will help Canadians obtain coding and STEM skills, particularly in the automotive sector.

John Chen Retweeted Detroit Auto Show . Looking forward to ithttps Talking auto #innovation with Blackberry CEO @JohnChen & checking out some fantastic @QNX_ Auto autonomous & connected car tech.

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Blackberry CEO John Chen spoke at the North American International Auto Show Monday at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

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Chen discussed the future of the cell phone company, which will focus on engineering software for cars.

Chen, 62, came to Blackberry in 2013 after running billion-dollar data management company, Sybase. At the beginning of his helm, Chen established a clear mission—to create “vertical applications” rather than mobile devices.

At the beginning of the talk, Chen introduced Navdeep Bains, a Canadian politician and minister of innovation, science, and economic development. Bains spoke about recent initiatives he developed which will help Canadians obtain coding and STEM skills, particularly in the automotive sector.

General Motors Clears Out Inventory, Especially Passenger Cars

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BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen used his first appearance at the Detroit auto show on Monday to continue his push into the automotive market with the launch of a cybersecurity product that manages software systems in vehicles

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS – also known as the Detroit Auto Show ) announced today that BlackBerry Executive Chairman & CEO John Chen will deliver a BlackBerry QNX at CES 2018: Featuring Safe and Secure Foundational Software for the Automotive Future.

Chen then took over, explaining that these programs will provide participants with the skills to work for Blackberry. Blackberry’s current plan, Chen said, is to create secure software that encourages productivity and connectivity within the car industry.

Blackberry’s Jarvis, a cloud-based traffic-analysis tool, will scan a car’s binary code.

Blackberry has partnerships with companies like Ford, Toyota, KIA, Volkswagen, Fiat, and Harley Davidson, most of which are participating in the auto show.

Next, Chen interviewed Ford CTO, Ken Washington, to discuss the partnership between the two companies. Washington said Ford plans to convert all of its vehicles to “smart vehicles,” and will have 700,000 connected cars on the road in 2019.

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BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen used his first appearance at the Detroit auto show on Monday to continue his push into the automotive market with the launch of a cybersecurity product that manages software systems in vehicles

“We’re trying to think of ourselves much more as a software company,” Washington said.

Ford wants to become known for its high-profile infotainment systems and has added more than 500 Blackberry software engineers to its technology team.

The talk finished with a presentation by Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu, Ph.D., Blackberry’s president of technology innovations. Chennakeshu provided an infographic-filled seven-minute demonstration of how Jarvis works.

Chen’s long-term goal for Blackberry is to revive the Blackberry, which went from dominating 20 percent of the mobile device market to .1 percent in 10 years. In 2014, Chen said he wanted to turn Blackberry into a “mobile solution company” rather than a company that sells technology. Between Blackberry’s new software and its extensive list of car company partnerships, it seems like Chen is headed in the right direction.

Chen's speech was a nod future for the car industry and an appropriate start to the world's premier, tech-focused auto show.

According to the site, the NAIAS will allow people to "see up-close the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape."

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The Easy Change system turns oil changes into a super-simple no-tools job.As our colleagues at Popular Mechanics explain, doing an oil change with a John Deere Easy Change system involves nothing more than unlocking and twisting off the old cartridge and replacing it with a new one. There's no need to drain the old oil-the cartridge contains both the filter and 0.8 quarts of oil. According to John Deere, the remaining oil in the engine is refreshed by the new oil in the cartridge. Using this method, about 40 percent of the engine oil is replaced-we think it would need to be a bit more than that for it to make sense on a car engine.

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