RTI provides standalone certified software infrastructure for AVs and EVs

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Foundational components of the Real-Time Innovations Connext Drive are now certified ISO 26262 ASIL D, which is the most stringent level of ASIL for road vehicles. Connext Drive forms the basis of the software framework for many production vehicles on roads today. According to RTI, the certification should give vehicle makers confidence in the architecture for safety-critical applications, including in ADAS and autonomous vehicles.

“The release of safety certification in Connext Drive further validates the commitment from RTI to help overcome the architectural limitations currently facing the automotive industry, and ultimately impeding the transition to next-generation vehicles,” said Pedro López Estepa, market development director, automotive at RTI. “Together with our partner ecosystem, we are leading the automotive software-defined architecture. The new ASIL D safety solution is another pivotal advancement in our successful automotive journey. We are proud to take these positive steps forward and look forward to working with our customers to make the industry safer, more reliable and cost-effective.”

Furthermore, with today’s announcement, Connext Drive now supports QNX OS for Safety to ISO 26262 ASIL D.

Grant Courville, VP, products and strategy at BlackBerry QNX, said, “Safety, security and reliability are essential in the design of automotive systems. With this achievement, RTI joins BlackBerry QNX in offering products certified to the highest level of ISO 26262. Automotive customers can now leverage solutions like the safety-certified Connext Drive and QNX OS for Safety to reduce risk and simplify their overall system certification requirements.”


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Rachel's career in journalism has seen her write for various titles at UKi Media & Events within automotive, tire and marine. Currently editor of ATTI, her favourite aspect of the job is interviewing industry experts, including researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians, and learning more about the groundbreaking technologies and innovations that are shaping the future of transportation.

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