Modernizing Today’s Transportation Infrastructure

The transportation industry is at a pivotal point with aging infrastructures, a maturing labor force, growing world population and constrained budgets. RTI software enables the distributed intelligence and control necessary to alleviate current pressures by enabling connectivity within systems, between systems and with surrounding infrastructure. Real-time connectivity will forever change transportation and add unprecedented security, reliability, safety and efficiency.

Connectivity for Intelligent Transportation Systems

Today’s transportation systems need to be safe, reliable and secure. Many are also becoming more automated due to a need to move more goods and people with fewer man-hours. As the connectivity software for distributed and autonomous systems, Connext® streamlines the communications and control of transportation systems while providing a basis for automation and sustainable innovation.

RTI Connext, based on the DDS standard, is the real-time communications framework that will bring our transportation infrastructure into the 21st Century, connecting broad networks of people and goods while integrating data with intelligence and action.


RTI technology and expertise are proven across Transportation applications to securely and safely connect today's intelligent transportation systems.

Large Vehicle Control Systems (e.g. Mining)

RTI Connext provides large vehicle control systems with a modular infrastructure for easy upgradeability, future maintainability and real-time data analytics.

Air Traffic Control

RTI Connext provides an out-of-the-box, standards-based solution that meets the stringent security requirements for modernized air traffic control systems.

Train and Rail Systems

RTI Connext is modernizing today’s rail enterprise, leveraging advanced software and powerful analytics to create a system that is more connected, efficient and secure.


The Connext connectivity framework serves as the “backbone” of Hyperloop where the technology is being developed to reinvent transportation, eliminating the barriers of distance and time.

Success Stories

Smart Cars

Volkswagen Driver Assistance and Integrated Safety System

The Driver Assistance and Integrated Safety system combines radars, laser range finders, and video to assist safe operation. Connext helps the Cargate ECU bridge high speed networking to the CAN bus.

Modular Testing

Audi Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation

Audi uses hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation to feed realistic data to devices in their testing lab. RTI's connectivity platform enables a modular test environment that scales to work with hundreds of devices.

Securing Transportation Infrastructure

GE Transportation Advances Real-Time Control

Connext enables GE Transportation to connect all data management systems together, plug in DDS-based components for increased functionality, and rely on software that meets stringent security certifications.

Rail Tracking

Wi-Tronix Monitors High-Value Mobile Assets

Wi-Tronix systems wirelessly monitor high-value mobile assets such as locomotives, industrial equipment and marine vessels. RTI addressed critical issues such as optimized flow and discovery process over a wireless network.

Flight Training Simulators

CAE Using RTI over High-Bandwidth IEEE-1394

"In the past we probably would have developed an expensive, proprietary system for data communications. By using RTI, we were able to deliver a proven, reliable and cost effective solution to our customers." – Peter Jarvis, Chief Designer

Manufacturing Structural Testing

Lund Engineering Composites Inspection System

Lund Engineering uses Connext to integrate their composites inspection system. Critically, all data must be saved for validation. Connext database integration saves all data to permanent storage; Replay is also supported.

Transportation Customers

RTI is a trusted partner to the world’s leading transportation companies. Here’s how they use Connext for intelligent connectivity and control of rapidly-moving assets.   

GE Transportation
Virgin Hyperloop One


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