Topic: Automotive Innovation Fund

Ford hires Blackberry engineers and opens Ottawa R&D centre

The Ford Motor Co, Dearborn MI, is hiring 400 engineers from Blackberry Ltd as part of a formal partnership struck last October to boost its expertise in automotive connectivity and mobility underpinning self-driving vehicles. The agreement will see the automaker establish a Research and Engineering Centre in Ottawa — home to Blackberry’s QNX division —…