Connectivity in Autonomous Vehicles

The automotive industry is undergoing an unprecedented revolution, as manufacturers race to develop Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric (CASE) mobility solutions. RTI is used by the world’s leading manufacturers to connect their high-performance applications in connected cars and autonomous vehicles, with faster go-to-market and lower development costs. Today, more than 50 companies are using our software to build and run their autonomous vehicle projects.

As the only standards-based solution that can meet the industry’s stringent safety, security and performance requirements, RTI Connext Drive® is being adopted by manufacturers around the world. Additionally, RTI is working with industry standard organizations, such as AUTOSAR and ROS who are building automotive frameworks and platforms on top of the DDS standard. 


Demand for Revolutionary Architecture

An industry revolution needs a revolutionary technology. Auto manufacturers are now competing on software and require an advanced technology architecture to develop compelling systems. RTI Connext Drive delivers the connectivity software framework and middleware required, from on-vehicle to connected car applications. RTI has a long history of delivering mission and safety-critical applications for the world’s largest, most complex industrial applications.


Watch how RTI Connext helped MIT-PITT-RIT-Waterloo achieve top performance at the 2022 Indy Autonomous Challenge »


Learn how RTI Connext Drive is proven to connect and secure distributed real-time systems across the Automotive industry.

Autonomous & Electric Vehicle Production

RTI Connext Drive is the only connectivity framework that meets the requirements of highly and fully autonomous systems, and is proven in operational safety-critical, multi-billion dollar product lines.

Connected Cars, Telematics and Fleet Management

Connext Drive tracks the positions of mobile systems throughout the world. It monitors key  parameters and provides real-time insight for more efficient fleet management and asset tracking.

R&D Support for Autonomous Vehicle Design

RTI Connext Drive accelerates development of robust autonomous systems, giving developers an efficient path from prototyping to production

The Indy Autonomous Challenge

On October 23, 2021, history was made in autonomous driving. RTI is proud to be part of an elite group of automotive and technology collaborators in supporting this first-of-a-kind event.

Automotive Customers

Over 50 automotive customers are building autonomous vehicles on RTI’s software framework. Industry leaders are selecting RTI to meet the performance, safety and security requirements that are critical to the automotive market.



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