RTI and Ansys partner for AV simulation


Real-Time Innovations (RTI), a software framework company for autonomous systems, has entered into its partnership with Ansys, a simulation software specialist. The collaboration is intended to accelerate the development, testing and deployment of high-performance and high-reliability distributed systems by allowing them to be simulated without requiring their underlying hardware, which at the early development stages may have limited availability or be prohibitively expensive to manufacture.

The companies expect their work to benefit a wide range of sectors, from autonomous vehicles to medical robots and defence systems. The integration of RTI Connext with Ansys SCADE and SCADE Display, enables engineers to design and test their systems against real-world scenarios in secure, highly-scalable digital environments, before moving to production stages.

For automotive customers, the combination of RTI Connext Drive and Ansys SCADE Automotive provides an integrated platform across DDS, ROS 2, AUTOSAR Classic and AUTOSAR Adaptive, enabling software teams to work with the standard(s) that best meets their needs at different points in the innovation cycle.

“Our customers are building some of the world’s most critical and complex systems. Using a proven, realistic simulation environment is a critical first step in creating products that perform as designed,” stated David Barnett, VP of products & markets at RTI. “Through our work with Ansys, engineers have access to an integrated technology approach to functional application design using real-world, real-time data. This technical alliance is an important milestone to build on our work together in automotive, avionics and other challenging applications.”

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