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.
Rendits in the Litterature
Our router helps researchers innovate. For example, Rendits is cited in
R. Hult et al., "Design and Experimental Validation of a Cooperative Driving Control Architecture for the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge 2016," in IEEE Trans. Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 1290-1301, April 2018.
Why We Like It
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.
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.
4GB RAM and an x86-64 CPU. No-one else will sell you equipment this powerful! More details at the hardware manufacturer.
You will have access to all of the power and flexibility of Linux. Amazing tools such as tcpdump and apt-get come pre-installed.
Need to send information not in the standardized message sets? No problem. We've made it easy to make custom message sets.
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.
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.
Curious on how RENDITS could be integrated in your project? Would you like a quote?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at +46 76 271 1675 and we'll help you out.