BlackBerry for Jarvis to help car makers search for software weaknesses

BlackBerry Jarvis
CEO of BlackBerry Limited, John Chen introduced BlackBerry Jarvis in NAIAS (North American International Auto Show). Jarvis is a cloud-based static-based binary code scanning solution that can identify weaknesses in software used in cars.

Although BlackBerry originally marketed Jarvis to car manufacturers, the Canadian company also mentioned that Jarvis could be used in other industries ranging from health, defense to industrial automation.
"Autonomous and connected vehicles require some of the most complex software ever developed, creating a significant challenge for car manufacturers who must ensure that the code complies with industry standards and factory standards, while at the same time, enhancing cyber security on very surface tempting for cybercriminals and hackers, "said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry.
A vehicle uses hundreds of software. Many of these software are made by third parties. Indeed this method offers various advantages.

However, there are also possible problems, such as the increased likelihood of human error and a slowing or degrading quality of the production cycle.

Chen said Jarvis was made with the intention of helping automakers so that they could not only fix software vulnerabilities, but also predict weaknesses and ensure that they are always one step ahead of the criminals.
BlackBerry uses pay-as-you-go payment system. After subscribing, the car manufacturer will be able to access Jarvis online and use it to scan binary files on software development, either software that is still in the planning or software stages already created.

The developer team can see the scans via the dashboard, which will also show suggestions and warnings.

Jarvis has been tested by several world-renowned car manufacturers. One of them is Jaguar Land Rover. Jarvis's goal is to help automakers save time in software manufacturing and ensure the software meets industry standards.