Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company, announced that AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open Systems ARchitecture) has just released the latest version of the Adaptive Platform, Release 18-03, which features the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard. RTI joined AUTOSAR in 2017 to help advance the platform and ensure that it meets the technical requirements for autonomous vehicles.
The AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform is a standardised software platform designed to meet the increasing technology demands of new automotive applications.For the first time, the Adaptive Platform supports the Object Management Group (OMG) DDS connectivity standard for mission-critical real-time systems, allowing the AUTOSAR standard to further meet the requirements of highly autonomous systems, such as level 4 and level 5 autonomous vehicles. Together, the DDS and AUTOSAR standards contribute to a robust ecosystem for autonomous systems, with DDS offering a data-centric architecture that eases the integration path to other IIoT systems, and connects applications and systems of systems together.
The automotive industry is a significant growth market for RTI due to the rise of autonomous vehicles and the need for a reliable, secure and high-performance connectivity framework. Since autonomous vehicles are highly complex systems that combine vision, radar, LIDAR, proximity, sensors, GPS, mapping, navigation, planning and control, autonomy is an extreme technical challenge. These systems must analyse and respond to chaotic environments in real time while maintaining the highest safety and security requirements. RTI is the only company with the depth of experience in delivering standards-based solutions for these sophisticated autonomous systems.
“With AUTOSAR now including the DDS standard, a new technical market has been created within the automotive industry,” said Bob Leigh, senior market development director, autonomous systems at RTI. “As autonomous systems continue to evolve, there is a growing importance on the underlying architecture, safety and security. At RTI we have extensive experience in working with customers that have some of the most demanding mission and safety-critical applications, and who have selected DDS as the backbone of their systems. Traditional car manufacturers and vendor ecosystem providers, who have embraced AUTOSAR, will now be able to use DDS to compete in this race for the future of transportation.”