Renesas Electronics Shifts Production-Ready ADAS, Autonomous, and Cockpit Development Into High Gear at CES 2018

Renesas Hits the Accelerator on Autonomous and Cockpit Development With New Dodge Ram Connected Cockpit, and Enhanced Lincoln and Cadillac Vehicles

TOKYO, Japan, December 21, 2017 ― Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced automotive semiconductor solutions, today announced the next generation of its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automated driving, and connected cockpit demonstration vehicles. From sensor fusion to ADAS to connected cockpits, the three Renesas vehicles demonstrate fully integrated systems based on advanced, production-ready technologies that enable OEMs and Tier 1s to solve the complex challenges of autonomous vehicle design as the industry shifts from test and simulation to product development. The vehicles are 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.

Renesas has added evolutionary upgrades in embedded vision, lidar, GPS, and security to its current autonomous Lincoln MKZ and ADAS Cadillac vehicles. Renesas is also introducing the new Renesas Connected Cockpit Vehicle, developed on a Dodge Ram 1500 truck, showcasing the convergence of embedded- and cloud-based technologies to provide a more integrated and personalized in-car experience. Renesas will demonstrate the vehicles at CES 2018 in the Renesas Advanced and Autonomous Test Track and Future Ready Solutions Showcase, January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas.

“Faster time to market, flexibility for future-proofing, lower bill of materials cost, manufacturable design – these are just some of the ongoing challenges OEMs and Tier 1s are facing when developing production-ready autonomous-driving and connected cockpit vehicles,” said Amrit Vivekanand, Vice President, Automotive Systems Business Division, Renesas Electronics. “The enhanced Cadillac and Lincoln vehicles, and the new Connected Cockpit Dodge Ram vehicle help OEMs and Tier 1s deal with these challenges, and accelerate their autonomous-driving and connected cockpit development. We have been overwhelmed by the positive response to our current integrated platforms, and are excited to build on that collaboration with our amazing group of partners.”

Conceived as development platforms for automotive system manufacturers, the Renesas vehicles enable the creation of safe, integrated solutions that extend beyond silicon, based on powerful, high-reliability automotive-grade Renesas solutions, including:

  • Third-generation R-Car system-on-chip (SoC), including the R-Car H3 (Connected Cockpit, Lincoln, and Cadillac vehicles) and the R-Car V3M (Lincoln and Cadillac vehicles)
  • Popular RH850 Family of microcontrollers (MCUs) for vehicle control
  • Renesas IMP-X5 computer vision processing architecture

About the Renesas Connected Cockpit Vehicle (Dodge Ram 1500)

Integrated Cockpit Solutions In Real Life: In 2018, Renesas is taking diverse integrated cockpit solutions into a real-world automotive setting with its new Connected Cockpit Vehicle.

Developed on a Dodge Ram 1500 truck, the immersive, future-forward platform integrates production-ready, automotive-grade hardware and software.

The Connected Cockpit features a 12.5-inch 3D digital cluster and a 17-inch Full HD center display both driven by a single R-Car H3 SoC. It runs both a production-ready safe OS and Android™ operating system (OS) in a virtualized environment to support navigation, software defined radio, multimedia streaming, cloud connectivity, and a fully custom multi-OS HMI. It also supports ISO 26262-critical applications such as biometric facial recognition and eMirror for digital replacement of the rear-/side-view digital mirrors. Finally, advanced virtualized display sharing techniques allow a seamless integration of both OS’s and applications on any display.

Strategic partners on the Dodge RAM Connected Cockpit include: Altia, EPAM, FiberDyne, Green Hills Software, Maxim Integrated, and New Foundry.

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