Looking for more insight into what you’ll hear at RIoT XII – Autonomous Vehicles? Check out these two abstracts from PrecisionHawk and ANSYS

Building Big Data Solutions for Drone Data: The New Age of Aerial Information

Tyler Collins, VP Airspace Services, PrecisionHawk

precisionhawk-logoPrecisionHawk will showcase its LATAS (Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety) safety platform for widespread drone integration. Thousands of drones, both commercial and hobbyist, are taking to the skies, but current radar technologies and ADS-b reporting systems alone are unable to locate and track them due to their small size and low-altitudes. LATAS takes advantage of the IoT by connecting airspace management technologies, such as sense and avoid, geofencing and aircraft tracking, into a service package for commercial and recreational drones. LATAS ties the LTE networks, satellites and radar to track and manage air traffic operating in the national airspace.  The LATAS API is currently available to technology and testing partners and the software is available for free to drone operators at flylatas.com. LATAS is currently being tested for beyond visual line of sight drone flights in collaboration with the FAA, Harris, DHS, NASA and other technology partners. 

LATAS video: https://youtu.be/icb6t6CRwHQ 

“The innovation of the tech community is addressing the timely need for a safety services to accelerate drone integration. Safe and efficient drone integration into the national airspace is definitely one of the more important hurdles and one that we at PrecisionHawk are actively working to address. We believe that collaboration between manufacturers and lawmakers will be vital in the success of the burgeoning commercial drone space.”-Tyler Collins, VP Airspace at PrecisionHawk.

Ensuring reliability and safety of connected car technology

Presented by Sudhir Sharma, ANSYS 

ansysAbstract: Connectivity is an essential part of life today. Just as we have come to expect our phones, tablets, TVs to be connected to the internet, we now want our cars to be continuously connected as well.  As we rely more and more on connectivity of cars, many potential problems could emerge from faulty connected car technology, including simple connection interruptions, display malfunctions, signal interference, and expensive failure of sensitive electronic hardware under heat and harsh conditions within vehicles. Imagine being lost while driving in an unknown city due to GPS signal loss, or the frustration of being unable to operate the air conditioner on a hot day because the car’s touch screen interface has difficulty recognizing the touch of sweaty fingers. Connected car technology also opens doors to more serious problems, such as cyber security holes and software bugs that could lead to potentially fatal safety issues. In this presentation, we will discuss the crucial role of engineering simulation in designing better connected car technology.