Varon and RTI collaborate to deliver Urban Air Mobility Systems

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Varon Vehicles and Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the software framework company, are to integrate RTI’s software connectivity framework into Varon Vehicles’ Traffic Management Systems (TMS).

Varon Vehicles is currently developing “Infrastructure Networks” which combine their vertiports with virtual, connected aerial lanes and fleets of urban electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) next generation aircraft operating between them.

RTI's Connext DDS will supply a robust software connectivity framework for all UAM vehicle sensors and systems to communicate vehicle intelligence in milliseconds. Connext has been designed to underpin vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications with security and resilience, while enabling the vehicle management infrastructure to scale according to demand, while optimising both control and efficiency.

In addition, Connext offers commercial RTCA DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-12C DAL A certification evidence, accelerating the path to UAM safety certification and airworthiness.

“Urban air mobility platforms and ground infrastructure systems have unique requirements and face complex challenges as they move towards wide-spread, commercial deployment,” said Chip Downing, Senior Market Development Director, A&D at RTI. “Futuristic transport systems like these provide the industry with safe, convenient options. We are pleased to work with Varon Vehicles as they drive UAM innovation and build a powerful infrastructure system for UAM in Latin America.”