BlackBerry Ltd. announced in a press release Wednesday that it will demonstrate its new automotive software, which allows for wireless updates, at this year's TU-Automotive Detroit auto show. The new software will help automakers reduce maintenance costs and expensive recalls, improve customer satisfaction, and keep vehicles up to date with new features, even after a vehicle has moved off the assembly line, the release stated. In an e-mail Wednesday, Paul Leroux, public relations manager for BlackBerry technology solutions, said the latest software runs on the Blackberry network and will easily allow automakers to update the car’s software remotely. “Existing software would be updated to fix issues, optimize performance, etc. but the service could also be used to add new applications for functionality,” Leroux said in the e-mail. “This can be especially useful for an in-car infotainment system that needs to stay current with new consumer applications, navigation services, etc.” Leroux added, “in most cases, automakers would use solution to update the various embedded control units (ECUs) in the car itself. A modern car contains dozens of ECUs for telematics, infotainment, engine control, transmission control, speed control, and other functions.” The new software will help automakers to fix any glitches, or create automatic updates for the car’s software remotely and wirelessly, Leroux added.