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The Competitive Advantage for Autonomous Vehicles: Software

Start Date:1/10/2019

Start Time:2:00 PM EST

Duration:60 minutes


The Rise of the Robot Overlords: Clarifying the Industrial IoT - Part 6

The smart machine era is transforming the automotive industry. Autonomous vehicles - or carbots - will fundamentally disrupt transportation systems. The biggest change is the way companies compete. For decades, cars competed primarily on performance, driver experience and style. Since carbots will most likely be offered as an Uber-like robotaxi model, none of these will soon matter. The new competitive basis is clear: cars will soon compete on software.

The needs of autonomous systems spawned data-centric connectivity. RTI’s technology was incubated in the Stanford Aerospace Robotics Lab to support flying and space robots. Today, the resulting DDS standard is by far the most adopted architecture. DDS is specified by the industry’s most important platforms like ROS2 and AUTOSAR. RTI alone has dozens of commercial autonomous vehicle projects and many more research and military projects.  

Autonomous systems are great examples of the complexity of the Industrial IoT in general. We will use this example to dig into architectures for carbots, and in particular Level 4 & 5 autonomous systems. That will take us through dataflow control, system structure, productization from research, security design, safety certification and deployment configuration.

But, the fundamental reason these systems choose data centricity is…well, attend the webinar and find out!

The Robot Overlords Series
The smart machine era will be the most disruptive in history.  Medical treatment systems, the power grid, manufacturing lines, process control, and transportation systems work today the same way they did 20 years ago.  But in the next few years, clever engineers in every industry will find a way to leverage the amazing change in compute power and networking.  That feat will threaten everyone and everything that does not respond.

The rise of connected computing will rewrite vendor relationships, redefine profitability, and re-imagine delivery from environment to cost to product. Today’s system designs must last decades.  If you are a designer, your challenge is to look beyond today's experience into a future, the future, dominated by intelligent distributed computing…the Robot Overlords.

This series is presented by Stan Schneider, CEO of Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI).  With over 1300 designs, RTI is the largest of the IIoT connectivity framework vendors.  RTI software runs the largest power plants in North America, connects perception to control in vehicles, coordinates combat management on US Navy ships, drives a new generation of medical robotics, controls hyperloop and flying cars, and provides 24x7 medical intelligence to hospital patients and emergency victims.

Stan also serves as Vice Chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Steering Committee.  The IIC is the largest of the Industrial IoT consortia, with over 250 members.

Stan serves on the advisory board for Industry’s largest event, the IoT Solutions World Congress. He received Embedded Computing Design’s Top Embedded Innovator Award in 2015 & was ranked #8 in IoTOne’s top-100 IIoT influencers in 2017.  Stan completed a PhD in EE/CS at Stanford with a thesis on autonomous systems at the Stanford Aerospace Robotics Laboratory.  

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Stan Schneider

Stan is CEO of Real-Time Innovations (RTI). RTI is the edge autonomy leader with over 1300 designs in Energy, Medical, Automotive, Transportation, and Defense. Stan is Vice Chair of the IIC and serves on the advisory board of the IoT Solutions World Congress. Stan has a PhD in EE/CS from Stanford.. 

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