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RTI Presents "A Game-Changing Leap in Autonomous Vehicle Software Architecture" Complimentary Webinar

RTI Senior Director of Automotive to Discuss the Importance of the DDS Connectivity Framework on Level 4 and Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – March 26, 2019 – Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company, today announced it is hosting a complimentary webinar, "A Game-Changing Leap in Autonomous Vehicle Software Architecture."

A connected and autonomous future for transportation requires a major leap in architecture and software innovation. In autonomous vehicles, an immense amount of data is passed between applications requiring safety, security and a more dynamic solution. A significant investment in new technology is needed to meet these functional system requirements, while also maintaining the high-standard of non-functional requirements for which the industry is known.

However, the existing electrical and software architectures cannot sustain this growth. They were not built for dynamic software configuration, they cannot handle large amounts of data and they require intensive efforts to customize software for each new vehicle model. If we look to other industries with similar requirements for performance, safety and redundancy, such as aerospace and defense, we see that a standards-based framework approach is critical. By building on established technologies and connecting across automotive ecosystems using standards, we can meet both the performance and non-functional requirements. The standard that is rapidly gaining traction in this industry is Data Distribution Service (DDS) and RTI, with its Connext product suite, is the world’s largest vendor of products based on the DDS Standard.

The automotive industry needs a common framework that can meet the performance, safety and security requirements necessary for Level 4 and Level 5 Autonomy. There are dozens of platforms and architectures being developed for autonomous vehicles. Each design has many variants and addresses a unique market challenge, and nearly all of them are based on DDS.

In this webinar, Bob Leigh, Senior Director of Automotive at RTI, will discuss how DDS was designed for mission-critical applications with safety concerns, making it the ideal connectivity framework for autonomous vehicles. He will dive into RTI’s newest release, Connext 6, and the features specifically designed to address the needs of Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous vehicles, such as support for very low latency and high data rates, integrated data-flow security, safety certification and a data-centric, dynamic architecture. Lastly, he will cover how this technology will ensure that the industry can innovate and compete based on a common software platform that will support autonomous vehicle requirements, now and into the future.

Event Details

What: "A Game-Changing Leap in Autonomous Vehicle Software Architecture" complimentary webinar 

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. CT/2:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Bob Leigh, Senior Director of Automotive at RTI

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About RTI

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, Calif. 

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