RTI Joins the Baidu Apollo Autonomous Driving Partner Ecosystem

July 28, 2020 Tiera Oliver

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, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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