Renesas supports continually evolving car electronics with the latest technologies and reliability.


"R-Car" is the name for Renesas' lineup of system-on-chip ICs (SoCs) for car information systems designed for the next-generation of automotive computing for the age of autonomous vehicles. Cars have come to be called "drivable computers." Countless LAN-connected MCUs acquire data from actuators and sensors, and perform optimal processing to create earth-friendly cars. Advanced navigation systems not only make driving more pleasant; they also provide safety with danger avoidance systems using video recognition. We support continually evolving car electronics with the latest technologies and reliability.

The scalable R-Car hardware platform and flexible software platform cover the full product range, from the premium class to the entry level. Plug-ins are available for multiple open-source software tools.

Scalable Platform

Scalable R-Car Platform

Flexible Platform with Support for Open-Source Software

R-Car: A Flexible Platform with Support for Open-Source Software

R-Car Consortium

The R-Car Consortium brings together system integrators, middleware/application developers, and operating system and tools vendors who are developing solutions for the car information system (CIS) market.

R-Car Product Roadmap

R-Car Product RoadmapR-Car H2R-Car M2R-Car E2R-Car D1R-Car V2HR-Car H3R-Car V3MR-Car V3HR-Car M3R-Car E3R-Car D3

Product Lineup

To request documents for R-Car such as user's manuals and datasheets, please contact your Renesas sales channel.

R-Car H3 As an automotive computing platform for the autonomous-driving era, the R-Car H3 provides cognitive computing capabilities and an enhanced computing performance that can process large volumes of information from vehicle sensors accurately in real-time, making it ideal for driving safety support systems. The R-Car H3 enables system manufacturers to run applications that require complex processing, such as obstacle detection, driver status recognition, hazard prediction, and hazard avoidance. To further accelerate the driving safety support systems, the R-Car H3 also conforms to the ISO 26262 (ASIL-B) functionality safety for automotive.
R-Car M3 The R-Car M3 optimizes the functions and performance of its predecessor the R-Car H3. The R-Car M3 can be used in a wide range of applications. It is ideal for medium-class automotive computing systems.
R-Car E3 The R-Car E3 is suitable solution for full graphics cluster system with large TFT panel. And it can realize integrated system of instrument cluster and display audio system.
R-Car D3 The R-Car D3 has developed for full graphics cluster system. It performs high graphics rendering and realizes low system solution.
R-Car V3M The R-Car V3M is an SoC that is primarily aimed at front camera applications, but also surround view systems or even lidars, and that enables NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) features. It offers a highly-efficient image recognition engine,supports functional safety, and a high level of integration for reduced cost.
R-Car V3H The R-Car V3H is optimized for stereo front camera applications. The architecture focuses on achieving high perfomance for computer vision processing and enables all relevant ADAS functions from NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) to fully automated driving.
R-Car V3U The R-Car V3U SoC, based on the R-Car Gen 4 architecture, is the latest member of the open and innovative Renesas autonomy platform for ADAS and AD. The platform offers scalability from entry-level NCAP applications up to highly automated driving systems with the R-Car V3U providing up to 96k DMIPS and 60TOPS.
R-Car H2 Achieving the industry's highest performance of over 25,000 DMIPS (double that of the R-Car H1) using nine CPUs, and possessing a high-performance graphics core with the latest PowerVR architecture, an image recognition engine, and three high-definition video outputs, the R-Car H2 is the first of the second-generation R-Car products, a product series that will contribute to innovation in information services for high-end cars.
R-Car M2 R-Car M2 system-on-chip (SoC) for mid-range car information systems. Optimized functions and software compatibility in product family. Ecosystem that includes partner solutions helps speed up development of prototypes and greatly reduces development costs.
R-Car E2 The R-Car E2 is the second-generation R-Car product with performance and functions optimized for display audio and entry-level integrated cockpit systems. The R-Car E2 employs the same architecture as upper-level products, scalability allows better reuse of existing software resources, and an ecosystem which includes partner solutions enables designers to respond flexibly to new technologies, contributing to more efficient system development.
R-Car D1 The R-Car D1 is the first R-Car SoC specialized for 3D graphics clusters. It has 3D display, rapid startup, and support for functional safety, security, and various communication and network types, which are required by 3D instrument cluster systems. In addition, 2D graphics assets from the RH850/D1x can be applied.
R-Car V2H The R-Car V2H is the first R-Car device for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). It integrates functions necessary for surround monitoring systems in a single low-power chip, uses image recognition functions in each camera to prevent driver oversight in a wide range and switches point-of-view accordingly. The R-Car V2H enables embedded system manufacturers to deliver smarter, high-visibility, high-resolution systems.

Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Sort descending Format File Size Date
Product Scout Automotive System On Chip Brochure PDF 225 KB
Power Management & Timing Solutions for Renesas R-Car Flyer PDF 307 KB