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RTI Connext 6 for highly autonomous systems and vehicles

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Connext 6 Accelerates the Development and Deployment of Highly Autonomous Systems

RTI Connext 6 accelerates the Development and Deployment of Highly Autonomous Systems

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company, today announced the newest release of its Connextâ product suite, Connext 6. Connext 6 includes the first connectivity software designed to accelerate the development and deployment of highly autonomous systems. It provides developers with the advanced technology they need to address the complex data distribution challenges of Level 4 and Level 5 autonomy. Connext 6 offers the only standards-based framework to support autonomous vehicle development.

 

Makers of autonomous systems are able to address key technical challenges with Connext 6, including effective management of high-bandwidth sensor data, simple integration with standardized interfaces, and optimized security, including for safety-critical systems. New features are compatible and interoperable across RTI’s Connext product suite: Connext DDS Secure, Professional, Micro, and Cert.

 

With Connext 6, autonomous vehicle developers can now efficiently distribute large volumes of sensor data to autonomous system applications, including sensing, perception, visualization, mapping and display data. Connext 6 features new mechanisms for sending and receiving these large data samples.

Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) incorporate components provided by Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, which can lead to integration and security challenges. Connext 6 provides a data-centric, interoperable framework that supports all of the operating systems and processor families. RTI’s software also supports use of the DDS standard in both the Robotic Operating System (ROS2) and the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform.

RTI’s Connext DDS Cert meets the requirements of ISO 26262 ASIL-D, the automotive functional safety standard. Additionally, Connext 6 includes RTI Connext DDS Secure, the only security standard designed for real-time control and autonomous applications.

 

“I believe that the automotive industry is in the midst of a second electronic revolution, the Internet of Vehicles,” said Karl Thomas Neumann, Head of Mobility at EVELOZCITY and Advisory Board Member at RTI. “This time, the car is connecting to the world – requiring new concepts, new technology and new services. RTI is at the forefront of this innovation. With Connext 6, autonomous vehicle developers are able to address the industry’s most technical challenges and accelerate the development and deployment of their vehicles. RTI’s advanced technology and industry expertise is truly driving the future of automotive.”

 

Availability

The Connext 6 product suite will be generally available in Q1 2019. RTI customers can request a preview release by contacting their local sales representative. 

Download a free 30-day trial of the latest, fully-functional Connext DDS software today:  https://www.rti.com/downloads.

For more information on Connext DDS and a full list of new features, please visit: https://www.rti.com/products/connext-6

About Real-Time Innovations

Real-Time Innovations (RTI)

About Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI) (www.rti.com):

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company. The RTI Connext® databus is a software framework that shares information in real time, making applications work together as one, integrated system. It connects across field, fog and cloud. Its reliability, security, performance and scalability are proven in the most demanding industrial systems. Deployed systems include medical devices and imaging; wind, hydro and solar power; autonomous planes, trains and cars; traffic control; Oil and Gas; robotics, ships and defense.

RTI lives at the intersection of functional artificial intelligence and pervasive networkingSM.

RTI is the largest vendor of products based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard. RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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