RTI Joins the Baidu Apollo Autonomous Driving Partner Ecosystem

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 28, 2020

News

RTI joins with a group of OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, developer platforms, and startups, to accelerate the development and adoption of autonomous driving on the Apollo driverless operating platform.

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) announced it has joined the Baidu Apollo autonomous driving partner ecosystem. Apollo is Baidu’s open-source full-stack software solution for driverless vehicles. RTI joins with a group of OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, developer platforms, and startups, in a joint effort to accelerate the development and adoption of autonomous driving on the Apollo driverless operating platform.

Apollo Valet Parking (AVP), designed for the private car industry and even car sharing companies, enables vehicles the ability to fulfill remote car retrieval, remote car automated parking, self-detective parking spots, and even low-speed cruise. According to the company, AVP is required by more car OEMs as a new feature today.

The Baidu AVP solution consists of software including sensing, perception, planning, and control. Baidu also developed a domain controller called Apollo Computing Unit (ACU), integrated with RTI Connext Drive software, that is aimed at mass production projects to provide the full stack capability for car OEMs.

RTI Connext Drive, based upon the open Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard, is a software framework that enables communications reliability. With Connext Drive, manufacturers can be more responsive and innovative. According to the company, they get more value out of their applications by using a data-centric framework that supports their needs.

Connext Drive builds on RTI technology used in over 250 autonomous vehicle programs around the world, as well as over 1,500 other distributed systems.

For more information, visit: https://www.rti.com/industries/automotive

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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