We make developers awesome at vehicle-to-vehicle communication.
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rendits

Intelligent Transportation Systems

 

We make researchers awesome at vehicle-to-vehicle communication

RENDITS Vehicle-to-Anything Router makes adding vehicle-to-anything communication to your project easy. It was developed at Chalmers University for the GCDC2016 competition. Most participating teams, and the competition organizers, ended up using it. Since then it has been used successfully in research projects at Chalmers University and at Viktoria Swedish ICT.

The router is an embedded Linux computer with support for the ITS-G5 vehicle-to-vehicle communication standard as well as custom protocols. It is compatible with Kapsch and Cohda modems, and it will easily interface with other systems, including those built in Matlab/Simulink.

For more information, see our whitepaper, and the router manual.

"In the video above we see three cars heading for an intersection, at a speed of 50 km/h, and passing the intersection almost simultaneously. The self-driving cars are initially on a collision course, but negotiate with each other and adjust their speeds to avoid collisions and maximize the traffic flow." - Chalmers University of Technology

Communication enabled by the Rendits vehicle-to-anything router. Research by Robert Hult, Mario Björn Zanon, Sébastien Gros, and Paolo Falcone.

 

Contact

➤ LOCATION

Stenströmsgatan 28
Gothenburg, Sweden

☎ CONTACT - Albin Severinson

albin@rendits.com
+46 76 271 1675


OPEN SOURCE

The entire software stack is open source. If you want to change anything, you're free to do so. You'll find the code at our github repository.


Permissive Licensing

The code carries the Apache 2.0 license. We'd like you to share your improvements back with the community, but you don't have to.


powerful hardware

4GB RAM and an x86-64 CPU. No-one else will sell you equipment this powerful! More details at the hardware manufacturer.


Linux

You will have access to all of the power and flexibility of Linux. Amazing tools such as tcpdump and apt-get come pre-installed.


Custom messages

Need to send information not in the standardized message sets? No problem. We've made it easy to make custom message sets.


Robust

The product has been used in environments with the equivalent of more than 20 vehicles transmitting at max rate.

 

How It Works

In the typical setup, you have a separate computer running your application. We've denoted this as the vehicle control system. You might also have other devices connected to the control system over the network, such as a high-precision GPS, a computer vision system and a user interface. The RENDITS simply connects to the same network and speaks to your vehicle control system by sending UDP packets back and forth.

The Rendits Router connects to other devices via a regular network switch and handles sending/receiving wireless messages. ASN.1-encoded messages (CAM, DENM, iCLCM) are automatically converted to a message format that is easily parsed by other parts of the system.

The Rendits Router connects to other devices via a regular network switch and handles sending/receiving wireless messages. ASN.1-encoded messages (CAM, DENM, iCLCM) are automatically converted to a message format that is easily parsed by other parts of the system.

 

Why Buy From Us

We built this product because we needed a research-friendly platform. We needed something that we could easily customize for whatever project we're currently running. Something built from standardized hardware and without proprietary components.

We built this product ourselves because no-one would sell us what we wanted. To the best of our knowledge this is still the only alternative you can find that is built for research from the ground up.

If your requirements are similar to ours, we think you will like this product a lot.

Why Buy At All

The code is open source and you can buy the hardware from someone else. If you spend a few weeks reading the specifications, learning how to assemble the software stack and how to recompile the Linux kernel with the proper drivers you could build the product yourself.

We assume you got better things to do. We're all about empowering our users. We want to make you awesome at vehicle-to-vehicle communication without you having to recompile the kernel.

 
 
 

 

Let's Chat.

Curious on how RENDITS could be integrated in your project? Would you like a quote?
Send us an email at albin@rendits.com, or give us a call at +46 76 271 1675 and we'll help you out.