An autonomous vehicle, also known as a self-driving vehicle, is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and moving safely with little or no human control. It is one of the major factors of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), which represents the integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The main goal of ITS is to achieve a reduction in traffic and pedestrian fatalities, and enhance transport infrastructure systems, through the realization of autonomous driving. Besides ITS, autonomous vehicles also play an important role in future industrial applications such as automated fruit/flower harvesting, automated forklifts, automatic guided vehicle (AGV), etc.
Advanced 8K panoramic capabilities
To perceive their surroundings and replicate human driving, autonomous vehicles integrate a variety of components to its sensor and vision systems, that can scale to millions of vehicles and work in diverse lighting and weather conditions. High-quality, ruggedized and precision imaging solutions which include 3D object resolution, static and dynamic object screening, and 360-degree horizontal coverage are adopted. The result of Installing 8K panoramic cameras is vast amounts of real time data being transmitted which in turn requires a large bandwidth capacity.
Real-time 3D mapping capabilities
Challenges of autonomous vehicle’s networking
Bandwidth and speed
Power over Ethernet
Compatibility with vehicle’s power supply
12V/24V power supply is commonly seen on autonomous vehicles and other vehicles. Any devices powered by the vehicle should be able to accept 12V/24V power input and function well under heavy load, low voltage and changing conditions.
Lantech’s Solution – 10GbE Ethernet Switches
- Up to 6x10GbE Ethernet Ports
- 12/24VDC power booster to 48VDC
- 802.3at/af Power over Ethernet standard (up to 30W per port)
- M12 connectors with EN50155 verified or RJ45 connectors with IP30 rated housing
- PoE budget of EN50155 models: 80W
- PoE budget of DIN-Rail models: 120W@24VDC / 80W@12VDC
- Support IGMP v3 to manage multicast
- Support VLAN to confine the broadcast domains on a network that can significantly reduce traffic