Is there any automotive grade (rugged but not as expensive as military grade) 96board available currently or are there any plans by the community to develop them in the near future?
Nothing is available at present. DB410C has a long period of guaranteed availability with may be useful for some applications but this isn’t enough to meet typical automotive specs on its own.
Creating a ready-made ruggedized board will increase the costs and won’t be very useful to the broad community, we feel.
Instead, the idea is that you’d prototype your product on a 96Board and then work with the SoC and board vendors to do a derivative minimal design that could then be ruggedized, if needed. We can help make connections to design such boards if needed.