Crystal Group’s Rugged RACE Line Debut @ TU-Automotive

Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware, brings its field-tested and customer-proven autonomous driving computers to two simultaneous exhibitions: TU-Automotive Detroit in Novi, Michigan from June 5 – 7 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, and at Autonomous Vehicle Technology World in Messe Stuttgart, Germany from June 5 – 7 at Messepiazza 1. AUTO Connected CAR News’ Readers can still receive a $100 discount using the  AUTOCC100 when you register you get an additional $100 off any of the tracks .

Simultaneously at Autonomous Vehicle Technology World and TU-Automotive Detroit, Crystal Group experts will be exhibiting its latest servers, embedded computers, and network switches technology for autonomous system applications including:

The new Crystal Group RACE line is engineered to accelerate time to deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV), automated driving system (ADS) projects. Crystal Group’s turnkey RACE0161 solution provides the horsepower autonomous systems need, combining robust I/O, multiple GPU capacity, dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, sophisticated thermal management, and other high-quality components stabilized in a rugged, aluminum enclosure measuring 6.5 x 14.1 x 15.6 inches and weighing 30-40 lb.

Autonomous vehicles (AVs), including fast-growing fleets of self-driving cars and trucks, are poised to revolutionize transportation. The global automotive industry is on the cusp of significant change, enabled by innovative automated driving system (ADS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies in a fast-growing market estimated to reach $7 trillion by 2050; yet, widespread deployment hinges almost entirely on safety.

Predictable, repeatable performance over time is integral to safety, which in turn builds trust. Automated driving system failures are not an option and must be avoided, using systems specifically designed to be durable, offer high availability, and perform reliably in various operational environments throughout their life cycle.

Major automotive manufacturers and top technology firms have already partnered with Crystal Group to tap the company’s expertise in and portfolio of rugged and reliable systems for use in autonomous vehicles and automated driving systems. Crystal Group’s ruggedization techniques combine to deliver highly reliable systems to boost the safety of virtually any autonomous vehicle application. To date, Crystal Group has successfully passed numerous in-vehicle crash safety tests.

Many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and top technology firms have already partnered with Crystal Group to tap the company’s thirty- year expertise in developing rugged and reliable systems deployed in over 500 U.S.A. and Allied defense programs and hundreds of industrial and commercial applications worldwide. For the past two years Intel and global OEM’s have chosen Crystal Group solutions for their autonomous vehicles (AV) and automated driving systems (ADS). To date, Crystal Group has successfully passed numerous in-vehicle crash safety tests.

“Self-driving vehicles require rugged computer platforms that can fuse tremendous amounts of sensor data and proper driving response, all while operating in extreme environments of vibration, temperature, humidity, and shock,” said Jim Shaw Crystal Group’s executive vice president of engineering. “Our new RACE0161 Autonomous Driving Computer, specifically designed for challenging autonomous automotive requirements, allows developers to reduce time to market and more importantly, improve vehicle and passenger safety.”

Crystal Group Inc., a technology leader in rugged computer hardware, specializes in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial rugged servers, embedded computing, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. An employee-owned small business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product lifecycle planning, warranty, and support services.

Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards (MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901); are backed by warranty (5+ year) with in-house support; and are manufactured in the company’s Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, facility certified to AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards.