Varon Vehicles Announces Collaboration with RTI for Implementation of Urban Air Mobility Systems

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

August 17, 2021


Varon Vehicles Announces Collaboration with RTI for Implementation of Urban Air Mobility Systems

Varon Vehicles and Real-Time Innovations (RTI) announced they will be collaborating to integrate RTI’s software connectivity framework into Varon Vehicles’ Traffic Management Systems (TMS).

Varon Vehicles is developing “Infrastructure Networks” which are their vertiports with virtual, connected aerial lanes, and fleets of their urban electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) next generation aircraft servicing between them. Varon Vehicles will provide transportation services in different markets in need of connection with these new forms of mobility infrastructure, eliminating the need for per-mile construction.

According to the company, RTI Connext DDS is designed to enable the future of UAM by supplying the robust software connectivity framework for all UAM vehicle sensors and systems to communicate vehicle intelligence in milliseconds. Connext underpins 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, all while optimizing control and efficiency. Additionally, Connext offers commercial RTCA DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-12C DAL A certification evidence, accelerating the path to UAM safety certification and airworthiness. 

Per the company, field proven in over 1,700 design wins, including over 250 autonomous systems, RTI Connext serves as the connectivity framework for both autonomous air and ground support systems. With an ecosystem of avionics and autonomous system partners, RTI enables rapid prototyping, accelerated development and deployment cycles, and reduced program risk.

Varon Vehicles Corporation is a disruptive mobility infrastructure company. It is implementing Urban Air Mobility with the new generation of electric aviation (eVTOLs) to provide radically new urban transportation services. 

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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