Automotive parts manufacturing company Delphi Automotive (DLPH) announced on Wednesday that it has signed a partnership with BlackBerry (BBRY) to provide the operating systems for its autonomous driving platform.

Shares of Blackberry were surging over 8% in afternoon trading on Wednesday, while shares of Delphi were higher as well. 

The two will collaborate to enhance the software performance and safety in BlackBerry's QNX, a real-time operating system, to advance the adoption of autonomous driving technology.

Delphi currently has a turnkey self-driving system called CSLP that it intends to distribute to smaller automakers in 2019 for production in 2021.

"BlackBerry QNX will provide a robust software infrastructure for CSLP and help advance Delphi's autonomous driving system," said Glen De Vos, Delphi senior VP and chief technology officer. "Safety in high performance computing systems is paramount to a production ready autonomous driving solution."

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