Renesas provides cutting-edge chip solutions for the quickly evolving and complex advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) market. ADAS and AD require the usage of multiple sensors such as cameras, radars, LiDARs (using lasers for measurement), and ultrasonic sensors around the body of the car. As a result, ADAS and AD applications need the high-end computing power of system-on-chips (SoCs) to analyze a car's surroundings and for cognitive computing processing.

Renesas’ goal is to enable customers with high compute chips that are designed with a focus on functional safety and low power consumption, two necessary requirements for in-vehicle deployment. Our highly scalable lineup allows for flexibility to develop platform solutions with re-usable design and software, leading to lowered development costs and fast time to market.

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Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving (AD)

Cars have come a long way since they first came on the road in the 19th century. The first semiconductor-based noteworthy assistance was GPS-based car navigation systems toward the end of '80s. Today, in almost every car, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic stability programs (ESP) are also contributing toward the driver and car passenger’s safety using high-quality electronics. After all, the dreams of automated cars from the '60s are now becoming true—it is only a matter of a few years.

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Self-Driving Car

From ADAS to AD

Before automated driving, which avowedly is the ultimate goal of carmakers and consumers, assisted driving, that is currently experiencing a strong uptake, will establish itself on a large scale.

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ADAS to AD

The paramount goal of ADAS is to assist the driver with the safety aspects – for himself or herself and equally so for other mobile and pedestrian traffic participants. Next to this, ADAS is supposed to enhance the driving comfort for the driver and finally, yet importantly, improve the economic as well as the environmental balance.

In the course of the last decades, Renesas has established itself as the leading MCU and SoC supplier in the automotive segment; and assisted and automated driving are among Renesas' focus fields.

ADAS and Automated Drive applications need the high-end computing power of SoCs to analyze the car's surroundings and for cognitive computing processing; additionally, low power consuming control functions are required to steer the car safely and comfortably.

Renesas autonomy™

Ultimately, as these elements are essential for ADAS and AD, Renesas has launched Renesas autonomy — an open, innovative and trusted platform for assisted and automated driving.

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Renesas autonomy

Open

Renesas autonomy offers customers the option to develop applications themselves or choose a solution from Renesas or one of its partners.

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Renesas autonomy Ecosystem

The ecosystem covers partners that complement the Renesas offering to accelerate time to market significantly.

Innovative

Renesas autonomy provides customers the option to select the most suitable core required.

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Renesas autonomy Processor Cores

Renesas offers a broad spectrum of flexible, programmable cores for applications up to highly optimized hardware accelerators delivering the highest performance at lowest power consumption, which are specifically architected for algorithms performing object detection, classification, and deep neural networks.

Functional Safety is key for ADAS and AD. Renesas already implemented the first safety functions in P series MCUs in 2008 and has followed these up with ISO 26262 certification that includes the integrated safety concept. The same applies to the R-Car family, which also comes with a secured operating system.

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Functional Safety Features

Trusted

The R-Car SoCs and RH850 MCUs roadmaps provide the scalability required for building entry-level to high-end products, ensuring cost-competitive solutions and a high degree of reusability of already developed algorithms, functional blocks and applications.

Renesas is the key semiconductor supplier to the automotive market, with nearly one billion SoCs and MCUs supplied in 2015. True to its policy "Quality first", Renesas’ products stand for the world’s best automotive quality.

Commitment to ADAS and AD

The Renesas autonomy solution platform is an open, innovative and trusted platform for assisted and automated driving and gives the customer one promise: You decide what the future of driving will look like.

Starter and Solution Kits

Start developing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) immediately with these kits that contain Renesas’ successful R-Car system-on-chip and RH850 microcontrollers.

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News & Blog Posts

Radar transceivers: key components for ADAS & Autonomous Driving 4.- Radar resolution: How accurate can a radar be? Radar transceivers: key components for ADAS & Autonomous Driving 4.- Radar resolution: How accurate can a radar be? Blog Post Mar 15, 2022
Radar transceivers: a key component for ADAS & Autonomous Driving 3.- Radar range: How far can a radar “see”? Blog Post Jan 14, 2022
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) – how the classic automotive control segment becomes influenced Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) – how the classic automotive control segment becomes influenced Blog Post Nov 11, 2021
Blog FMCW radar main image Radar transceivers: a key component for ADAS & Autonomous Driving 2.- Basics of FMCW radar Blog Post Sep 30, 2021
Renesas Accelerates Deep Learning Development for ADAS and Automated Driving Applications News
Radar transceivers: a key component for ADAS & Autonomous Driving - Blog 1: Why do we need radar? Radar transceivers: a key component for ADAS & Autonomous Driving - Blog 1: Why do we need radar? Blog Post Jul 28, 2021
Renesas Electronics and StradVision Collaborate on Smart Camera Development for Next-Generation ADAS News
Renesas Electronics Delivers R-Car V3H System-On-Chip for Automotive Front Cameras in Level 3 and Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles News
Renesas Electronics and ASTC Accelerate Software Development for Smart Cameras with Virtual Platform for R-Car V3M News
Renesas Electronics Unveils Integrated Software Development Environment for ADAS and Automated Driving News
Renesas Electronics and Cogent Embedded Collaborate to Make 3D Surround View Parking Assist System Standard in All New Cars News
Renesas Electronics and Codeplay Collaborate on OpenCL™ and SYCL™ for ADAS Solutions News