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RTI Connext Drive 3.0 steers vehicle software safety

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has launched RTI Connext Drive 3.0, the latest release of its communication framework for developing software-defined vehicles. The new version aims to ease production rollouts of next-gen prototype cars by ensuring functional safety compliance.

As advanced driver-assistance features and interior infotainment multiply, vehicles increasingly resemble complex computing platforms. Connext Drive looks to enable seamless data flow between components despite differing interfaces.

RTI states its unified architecture reliably links systems leveraging DDS, AUTOSAR, ROS 2 and more over a certified architecture. This aims to reduce custom coding needs for OEMs while providing traceability for safety-critical functions like steering and braking.

Collaborating with automakers globally, RTI leans on rigorous ISO 26262 verification processes. Independent auditors have confirmed Connext Drive 3.0 meets stringent ASIL D safety requirements for road car software.

Director Pedro Lopez Estepa explained, "Our latest platform-independent solution optimally enables vehicle communication as systems evolve. Connext Drive 3.0 paves the way for next-gen software-defined vehicles while empowering fearless innovation."

As autonomous driving matures and new onboard capabilities emerge, dependable integration gets challenged. By supporting the transition from prototype experimentation to proven large-scale deployment, Connext Drive looks to accelerate automotive software modernization.

With electronics representing 40% of car costs and 90% of new features, functional security assurances grow crucial. RTI envisions its connectivity platform smoothing this paradigm shift toward dynamic computer-controlled vehicles.

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