Renesas autonomyTM meets Shakespeare’s Smart and Connected City

In 2016 Renesas Electronics selected the city of Stratford, Ontario, Canada (sister city to Willam Shakespeare’s birth city in the UK) to develop the first chapter of it’s self-driving car development program. Renesas autonomyTM has a target to demonstrate engineering accomplishments at CES each year thereafter. A team of scientists and engineers were assembled from University of Waterloo and BlackBerry QNX in nearby Ottawa and Waterloo.
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The Making of an Autonomous Car – More Than a Bucket of Bolts and Bits


Despite ever more companies seeking to enter the automotive industry, using an increasing number of general purpose technologies proven anywhere from Silicon Valley to the shopping mall, appreciation for automotive engineering process underlines the high level of disciplined required to make driving safer.

Autonomous cars will depend on extensive data supplied by LiDAR and other sensors carefully integrated into the vehicle, not bolted on like today’s research vehicles. Also, data-rich 3D maps and an understanding of the correlation of current and intended location is far beyond a local search on a cell-phone when lives are at stake.
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The Making of an Autonomous Car – Chapter 2


The next chapter of production-focused automotive innovation requires collaboration to advance autonomy into real cars on the road. Indeed, the most challenging part of developing a cost-optimised, production-ready automated driving system involves the hard work of many disciplined partners.

In January 2017 at CES in Las Vegas, Renesas demonstrated the work of a large team of professors, scientists and automotive engineers solving critical production challenges faced by the automotive industry. This included silicon-level cyber security, triple redundancy of hardware and fail-operational software.
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The Making of an Autonomous Car – Chapter 1


It is no longer a black art to build a car that drives itself under testing conditions. Complex hardware and sensor kits are available and free software has been put into open source. What is missing? Production readiness. Before a car can be built in series production, many technical challenges need to be solved, the most important surrounding safety.

Renesas Electronics and the University of Waterloo have assembled a team of over 50 engineers and scientists to solve some of those problems that will lead to achieving safer driving on real roads sooner. During this free 60-minute webinar you’ll hear their story and learn about what has been accomplished over the past 18 months.

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Renesas Electronics and Green Hills Software Collaborate on Connected Cockpit Vehicle

Enables Safe, Secure and Immersive Software-Defined Automotive Cockpit for CES 2018

TOKYO, Japan and SANTA BARBARA, CA — December 21, 2017 — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Green Hills Software, the global leader in high-assurance real-time operating systems and virtualization, today announced their collaboration for the Renesas Connected Cockpit Vehicle developed with a Dodge Ram truck. Stationed in both companies’ areas at CES® 2018, the Dodge Ram 1500 truck includes many new immersive technologies and integrates production-ready automotive-grade hardware, based on the Renesas R-Car H3 automotive computing system-on-chip (SoC), and Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY® RTOS and INTEGRITY Multivisor™ secure virtualization, and features safe and secure consolidation of ISO 26262-safety critical applications with Android infotainment and cockpit features. The R-Car H3 is part of Renesas’ open, innovative, and trusted Renesas autonomy™ Platform for ADAS and automated driving that delivers total end-to-end solutions scaling from cloud to sensing and vehicle control. With Renesas autonomy, Renesas aims to contribute to a safe and secure society in the autonomous driving era.

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Renesas Electronics and Cogent Embedded Collaborate to Make 3D Surround View Parking Assist System Standard in All New Cars

New Solution Combining Customizable 3D Surround View Software and R-Car V3M Realizes Parking Assist System Without Using GPU

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Cogent Embedded Inc., a leading embedded software provider to the automotive industry, today announced their joint development of a 3D surround view solution to assist drivers during parking or low-speed maneuvers. Designed for parking assist systems in entry- and mid-level cars, the new solution combines the Renesas R-Car V3M system-on-chip (SoC), an SoC optimized for smart camera and surround view systems, with Cogent’s customizable 3D surround view software on a reference board. By using this solution, OEMs and Tier 1s can quickly customize and create their individual 3D surround view parking assist systems. On-demand customization services can also be provided by Cogent Embedded to enable system developers to concentrate on developing application software to differentiate their systems.

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Renesas Electronics High-Performance Automotive Chips Adopted by Nissan for its New LEAF Automated-Parking System

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions today announced that its R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) for car infotainment and advanced driving assistant systems (ADAS) as well as its RH850 automotive control microcontroller (MCU) have been adopted by Nissan for the ProPILOT Park, a full-fledged automated-parking system, of its new LEAF, Nissan’s new 100 percent electric vehicle which debuted on September 6, 2017.

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