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BlackBerry switches gears to join self-driving race

Smartphone pioneer to focus on developing advanced driver assistance and autonomous vehicle technology

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend the launch by the Ontario-based smartphone pioneer, the prime minister's office said on Sunday. A BlackBerry spokesman deferred any comment on the project until Monday.


CANADA's BlackBerry Ltd will open an autonomous driving research center on Monday, as it tries to make itself an indispensable under-the-hood piece of the automotive industry's weaponry in the self-driving vehicle arms race.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend...

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