Embedded in Transport Systems

Embedded in your success!

Embedded computer technologies for use in the transport sector require highest ruggedness, reliability and long-term availability for harsh operating environments, because transport takes place in any weather – from freezing cold to tropical heat. The range of embedded transport applications is as broad as the variety of means of road, rail, water and air transport. Applications can be found in (rail) vehicles, ships and airplanes, on the wayside, or in PoS and kiosk systems at airports, train platforms and bus stops.

New challenges in the transport sector
 

Autonomous driving, augmented reality navigation, walk-by ticketing, check-in machines for luggage, and wayside servers for smart traffic routing as well as seamless video surveillance during travel and at stops – including personal identification and tracking – are just some of the new transport applications in which embedded computer technologies are ubiquitous.

Real-time capability
 

congatec pays special attention to real-time capability during product development. The congatec BIOS/UEFI implementation is of particularly high quality, yielding significantly improved real-time results for OEM customers. By cooperating with OSADL, this real-time capability can be tested over an extremely long time.

Ready for the future with congatec!
 

Embedded boards and modules from congatec are the first choice for all current and future transport projects. For applications with special requirements that cannot be met with standard, off-the-shelf computer technology, congatec also offers many options to modify the hardware and firmware. Everything is possible, from BIOS/UEFI adaptation and individual board assembly to complete platform development.

The performance spectrum ranges from energy-efficient ultra-low power ARM processor technology with passive cooling for mobile devices used by transport staff and highly cost-effective seatback video systems in buses, trains and airplanes, to high-end x86 edge server platforms for raw video processing to enhance the safety of the transport infrastructure. For all these tasks, congatec works closely together with customers to develop the solution that’s best for them.

High security inclusive
 

By providing numerous BIOS/UEFI security options and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support, congatec enables customers to implement a high level of security that is optimized for their specific solution requirements.

Perfectly matching real-time hypervisor support
 

Hypervisor support from Real-Time Systems makes the embedded computer technologies from congatec even more attractive. It allows multiple operating systems to be installed on a multicore x86 platform without impacting real-time capability. Each sub-application can be implemented with the appropriate operating system – e.g. real-time data acquisition with VxWorks, the user interface with Windows, and a firewall with Linux. Since Real-Time Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of congatec, the distances between the two companies are very short, which gives OEMs a time advantage in support cases and promotes interdisciplinary solutions.

Real-life applications
 

Examples of how embedded computer technology from congatec is used in the transport sector are described in the case studies Maritime HMIs for Yachts and Ocean Vessels and Best Practice in Railway Infotainment Computing.

What are your project needs?
 

Don’t delay – get in touch today! We support you with the latest embedded board and module technologies for your specific road, rail, water or air transport system. Developed on the basis of the leading PICMG and SGET standards, our solutions offer comprehensive industry-specific driver support and convince through extensive service and support that stretches to full custom design, making integration into your solutions particularly easy.