LiDAR operated remotely via cyber secure wireless
Rajant Corporation, the provider of Kinetic Mesh wireless networks, and Velodyne LiDAR, a leader in LiDAR technology, are demonstrating the simplicity of viewing and managing LiDAR data remotely. Both companies are in Hall 8.0, Booth A13 at IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Velodyne Lidar provides high-resolution, long-range LiDAR for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous applications. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication of LiDAR and fused data is a key component for dynamic updating of traffic and infrastructure information to enable envisioned smart city applications. Rajant is also previewing its crypto solution, code-named Wolverine, designed for the military and adapted for commercial applications, along with its wireless V2X technology for last-mile autonomous applications such as test tracks.
The Wolverine solution is a multi-chip design, built with programmable flexibility, which provides the ability to add new algorithms in the future and is designed to meet stringent NSA certification requirements. Wolverine contains advanced encryption and authentication algorithms using a fail-safe design to provide design flexibility for multiple IoT applications.
Test tracks, which are used for new vehicle testing, provide challenges for traditional communication technologies with their winding roads covering vast areas with a limited line of sight. Vehicle monitoring requires significant bi-directional throughput, which neither LTE nor Wi-Fi can provide. A solution to the challenge is Rajant’s V2X based Kinetic Mesh technology that is used by AB Dynamics, a global leader in automotive test systems and ASI, a global leader in vendor-independent vehicle automation systems.
Rajant capabilities enable the creation of secure mesh networks while providing high throughput data transfer between multiple vehicles. This offers greatly improved reliability over standard WLAN technology, making it ideal for vehicle testing. AB Dynamics has adopted this technology for Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking testing and driverless vehicle testing. It provides low latency data transfer between multiple vehicles or to their ground traffic control system, which is a solution for future vehicle testing that monitors, commands, and coordinates proving ground testing.
“Rajant has been designing and deploying sub-millisecond V2X systems since our creation post 9/11 and supporting technologies, such as LiDAR, in a mobile application. It is what we do best,” said Robert Schena, Rajant CEO and co-founder. “Combine that with our advanced Wolverine crypto chip to secure car communications, and automotive manufacturers get a secure, reliable V2X communications network for autonomous applications.”
“Velodyne works closely with key players in the transportation and industrial eco-systems,” said Erich Smidt, executive director Europe. “Rajant is an innovative contributor to this environment, and we are very happy to work with them.”