Real-Time Innovations (RTI) announced the release of its Connext product suite, Connext 6. Connext 6 includes the first connectivity software designed to accelerate the development and deployment of highly autonomous systems. It provides autonomous vehicle developers with the advanced technology they need to address the complex data distribution challenges of L4 and L5 autonomy.

Connext 6 addresses key technical challenges, including: effective management of high-bandwidth sensor data, simple integration with standardized interfaces, and optimized security, ideal for safety-critical systems.

To support high-volume data Connext 6 mechanisms are optimized for sending and receiving large data samples. These enhancements significantly enhance throughput and latency. With typical HD camera data, they reduce end-to-end latency by up to 67% when distributing data over an Ethernet network and up to 99% when distributing data over shared memory between two applications running on the same processor. Connext 6 enhancements preserve traditional Connext DDS strengths. These include the ability to evolve data models over time while retaining interoperability with already deployed components, content-aware filtering and data introspection.

RTI’s Connext DDS Micro has been proven effective in safety-critical environments and provides a pathway to certification for ISO 26262 ASIL-D. The Connext 6 will be generally available in Q1 2019.