RTI and Ansys partner to accelerate design, simulation and deployment of mission-critical distributed systems

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Real-Time Innovations (RTI), a software framework company for autonomous systems, has partnered with simulation software business Ansys to accelerate the development, testing and deployment of high-performance and high-reliability distributed systems by enabling them to be simulated without each system’s underlying hardware, which may have limited availability or be cost restrictive.

For designers of autonomous vehicles, the integration of RTI Connext with Ansys SCADE and SCADE Display will enable engineers to design and test systems in real-world scenarios in scalable digital environments before physical solutions are produced.

RTI and Ansys have previously collaborated on the first phase of the Indy Autonomous Challenge, which involved university teams designing and racing fully autonomous vehicles in a simulated environment. During the project, RTI Connext was integrated with Ansys’s simulation platform in addition to the Ansys SCADE model-based development environment. This enabled each team involved to design, build, test, rebuild and race their team’s virtual car on a digital race circuit.

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 and engineers to work with the standards which best meet their respective requirements at different stages of the innovation cycle.

“Ansys and RTI have a strong strategic alignment in all major industries ranging from aerospace, defense and automotive as well as answering the specific needs for the implementation of autonomous systems,” said Vincent Rossignol, senior manager, product management, Ansys. “RTI provides a certified DDS-based embedded platform which enables users to easily run Ansys SCADE for developing safe, reliable, interoperable and secure embedded systems, which provides our customers with the most efficient environment for their development processes.”

“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,” commented David Barnett, vice president of products and markets, 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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