When Apple said in June at its WWDC it was going to use BlackBerry's QNX platform for its CarPlay in-vehicle system for linking an iPhone to a car's infotainment system there was a collective gasp. BlackBerry bought QNX in 2010 and the company already had deep relationships with car manufacturers to power their in-car entertainment systems. With Apple's indirect endorsement and telematics bundles now coming standard in fleets of new cars rolling off the assembly line, BlackBerry's future in the car business might just move into overdrive.
10. Apple Boosts BlackBerry's Telematics Hopes