Crystal Group Inc, a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer hardware, has developed a rugged server able to withstand extreme temperature variations for commercial autonomous vehicles.
This invention comes on the back to meet the growing demand for highly reliable technology on the Internet of Things (IoT).
Crystal Group’s RS363S15F Rugged 3U Server is powered by Intel processors, and is just one example of an agile and rugged system with applications for the commercial AV market.
Already leaders in technology of unmanned systems for the military, Crystal Group and Intel have been working with other technology companies and major automotive OEMs as part of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance to build systems to support the entire driverless vehicle ecosystem.
Crytal Group claimed its server provides high-performance computing and high-capacity data storage in a small size, weight, and power (SWaP) package with a depth under 15 inches (38.1 cm) to fit virtually any space.
Already many major auto makers have selected this rugged and reliable server for use in autonomous vehicles.
The RS363S15F is ideal for automotive, aerospace and defense, government, industrial, Internet of Things, security, transportation, utility and power applications, and more.
Crystal Group also designs and manufactures custom hardware systems for AV and other applications, tapping commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components from Intel, NVIDIA, and other industry leaders.
On collaboration with Intel, Crystal Group President Scott Kongable, said, “The results from this Alliance will bring even higher value rugged solutions to our customers by providing more intelligent, efficient, and secure operation of connected technologies.”
As the world becomes more connected, real-time data processing becomes more complex and difficult. These connected systems are capable of gathering data from several sources, including rear view and dashboard video, vehicle telemetry, road conditions, and GPS location.
Data gathered from these systems will be used to develop practical applications for autonomous vehicles.