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BlackBerry goes SaaS in auto, Volvo and Audi pick Android

Rumors have emerged from Macquarie analyst group that BlackBerry is working with automakers Aston Martin and Range Rover to develop a security service for vehicles. The move is an expansion on BlackBerry’s software strategy, in the wake of its handset collapse, and a transition into software as a service (SaaS), indicating the importance of the automotive sector to BlackBerry’s transformation. According to the rumors, the system would remotely scan vehicles for computer viruses and tell drivers to pull over if they were in critical danger. BlackBerry will also install security patches to an idle car as part of the service, being tested by the luxury automakers – although neither parties would respond to confirm the rumor. The Macquarie analyst stipulates…

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