Autonomous Vehicle

Klas unveils TRX D8, a new data-logging hardware

Klas announced data-logging hardware for autonomous vehicle research & development: the TRX D8. It is an in-vehicle storage and compute system, a ruggedized device designed specifically for logging the massive amounts of data accumulated in autonomous vehicle drive testing.

TRX D8 is already in market with automotive OEM and boasts a rugged and compact design proven to perform in extreme environments. The TRX D8 collects data from onboard Ethernet and Controller Area Networks (CAN) and can hold up to 240 TB of storage in one easy-to-remove cassette.

The compute element of the TRX D8 runs on Klas’ operating system, KlasOS Keel. Keel is purpose-built for edge locations where security and reliability are critical, and has a built-in hypervisor that  provides flexibility to OEMs so they can run their own software and have complete control of their data.

Features of the TRX D8  include:

  • Intel® Xeon® D CPU for rapid data ingest 
    • Options for 8, 12, or 16 Cores
    • Up to 96 GB RAM
  • Easy data collection and transfer through removable 8-drive cassette
    • Up to 240 TB onboard storage
    • SATA/SAS support, each with 12Gb/s or 6Gb/s respectively
  • Low power consumption tailored for automotive batteries
    • Vehicle power adapter for 10-36 V DC operation
  • Localized disk encryption for maximum data security
  • Modular architecture for easy iteration and upgrades
  • Virtualization layer supports in-vehicle data cleaning and organization

The ruggedized nature of the TRX D8 ensures long-term reliability. The D8 is also platform agnostic, easily integrated into R&D test platforms from multiple vendors or combinations of vendors serving the developing AV market.

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