Real-Time Innovations (RTI), an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity specialist, has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC), formed in mid-2019 to help solve the challenge of deploying safe self-driving vehicles. The AVCC’s primary purpose is to bring together OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and semiconductor companies to develop a computing platform designed to move today’s prototype systems to deployment at scale. The group will also develop the requirements for software connectivity interfaces for each building block in an autonomous vehicle.
RTI works with more than 50 commercial autonomous system developers, including Aptiv, Baidu and Xpeng Motors, among others, and will collaborate with the AVCC to define the architecture to develop and run highly autonomous vehicles, and to support development phases from research to production. RTI’s automotive experts will work with AVCC members on interface standards, real-time communication and next-generation system architecture.
The amount of technological innovation required to develop highly autonomous vehicles demands collaboration at an industry level. This requires the availability of a common architecture that these systems can be based on, regardless of the manufacturer, hardware, or software selected.
“Autonomous vehicles are highly complex systems. Manufacturers need to ensure their systems can operate in diverse real-time environments, meet safety and security requirements, scale and interoperate within all autonomous vehicle systems,” said Bob Leigh, RTI’s senior director of market development, autonomous systems.