US: To help automakers, suppliers and automotive vehicle researchers speed autonomous vehicle development by replacing a trunk full of cobbled-together equipment with a single interface device, Intrepid Control Systems has introduced, at CES 2019, its Autonomous ONE™ motherboard, an all-in-one data logger that integrates multiple inputs into a single open platform.
This affordable device will link together many components of autonomous technology, including the autonomous CPU (CPU Card), GPS/GNSS and connectors for multiple types of sensors including cameras, radar, LiDAR and other inputs.
“Most autonomous development vehicles employ a multitude of different proprietary systems, components and computers from different sources, requiring developers to waste a lot of time trying to tie them all together. Our Autonomous ONE motherboard provides a single, clean platform to quickly and easily connect everything into a single open platform,” said Don Hatfield, Director of Global Sales at Intrepid Control Systems, Inc.
This motherboard works with all autonomous CPUs that support PCIe, MIPI camera inputs and Ethernet. Autonomous ONE can be configured to hold up to 54 Automotive Ethernet ports, 48 CAN/CAN FD channels and 64 Terabytes of storage using PCIe 2.0 slots with NVMe SSD. High-speed SerDes (serializer/deserializer) camera interfaces are supported for the direct camera or sensor connection with a capacity up to 28 cameras, like the FPD-Link III from Texas Instruments or the GMSL from Maxim Integrated.
In addition to being an affordable, all-in-one vehicle interface, Autonomous ONE can also be used for automatic and manual remote download, control and monitoring of data through a Wireless 4G/5G or 60 GHz WiGig™ connection. The Autonomous ONE device is the only open system that is designed to bring autonomous technology into one unit at a reasonable price.