Realtime Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998. RTI specializes in multibody vehicle dynamics, graphical simulation and modeling. RTI originally focused on providing consulting services in the area of real time operator-in-the-loop simulation.
Realtime Technologies Inc. (RTI) specializes in real time multibody vehicle dynamics and graphical simulation and modeling. RTI provides software and hardware for custom engineered vehicle simulators used by universities and automotive engineers for a variety of research and development projects, in addition to desktop software simulation applications and consulting services.
RTI has developed solutions for scene and scenario control authoring. The first generation of tools was focused on the development of autonomous traffic. Careful attention was given to ensure that the traffic responded appropriately in rural, urban and freeway settings. Additionally, support for a variety of intersection configurations was implemented, including traffic lights, stop signs and roundabouts. The intersection development was to ensure a variety of intersection types were supported while achieving appropriate vehicle behavior, including maintaining appropriate separation.
The second generation of scene and scenario authoring was developed though a project named “Simulator Monitoring and Control (SMAC) System”. The resulting experimental process and suite of software tools reduces the operating cost of driving simulators and generates more relevant results in a timely manner compared to more traditional methods.
One such example of this success is through our customers at Ford at the VIRTTEX Driving Simulator Laboratory. Ford VIRTTEX replaced its scenario development system with RTI’s scenario software suite – SimVista and SimCreator. They are very pleased with the ability to program objects that allow them to script very specific behaviors for vehicles and events. They are also happy with the incorporation of semi-autonomous vehicle models that drive, behave and interact naturally with very little setup or knowledge of vehicle dynamics.
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