This article first appeared in the Future Transport-News magazine, Issue 1 2023.
The transportation industry has undergone rapid transformation since the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), which has significantly enhanced efficiency and safety.
To keep up with this trend, NEXCOM Mobile Computing Solutions is proud to introduce its ATC 3540 and ATC 3750 series. These solutions represent the company’s leading-edge in-vehicle and railway edge AI platforms, offering enhanced driving aids across various applications in transportation including on-road safety, law enforcement, material handling and machine vision applications. Powerful AI inference accelerators are vital to meet the complex and real-time computing requirements of these tasks. The ATC 3540 and ATC 3750 series, which are based on NVIDIA® Jetson Orin™ NX and NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™, respectively, provide powerful edge AI computing capabilities, and real-time data transmissions via 5G, Wi-Fi 5/6, and 10GbE to lower TCO and reduce risks in numerous transportation applications.
Before the emergence of NVIDIA® AI inference accelerators, computing especially for high-speed applications faced several limitations. One of the major limitations was the processing power of the central processing units, which were primarily designed for sequential processing. As a result, complex applications requiring parallel processing, such as AI and machine learning, were time-consuming and resource-intensive. Another limitation was the memory capacity of computers, which restricted the amount of data that could be processed at any given time. Additionally, the high cost of computing hardware and software limited access to computing resources, hindering the development of new applications and technologies.
With AI recognition-assisted core technology rapidly maturing, the trend towards developing automatic train driving is becoming increasingly inevitable. However, ensuring the safety of drivers and passengers is of utmost importance. To achieve this, it is crucial to quickly provide backup and integrate AI recognition with multiple sensors for edge AI computers, in addition to the existing automatic train protection / operation system (ATP/ATO), under the highest safety integration specification SIL-4. This will help minimise the risk of potential accidents and meet the urgent demand for enhanced safety measures. By leveraging NVIDIA’s® technology, NEXCOM’s telematics computers can handle such complex computing tasks while maintaining a compact form factor, making it easy to integrate into various transportation systems. The adoption of NVIDIA’s® trend has led to the development of more advanced and efficient telematics computers, driving innovation and technological advancement in the transportation industry for rail safety applications such as pantograph inspection and track obstacle assessment.
NEXCOM supports its business partners to further promote edge AI computing for ADAS, AMR, and autonomous driving.
With NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX SOM, ATC 3530 can deliver up to 21 TOPS for running modern AI workloads with consuming 15W low power.
NEXCOM’s AI-driven ATC 3750 is a powerful and compact vehicle computer that facilitates safer roads, and saves lives.
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The VTC 1030 and nROK 1030 provide a complete solution for fully-connected vehicles, leveraging IoT technologies in day-to-day operations.
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