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The Making of an Autonomous Car - Chapter 2


WEBINAR November 15, 2017


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. Much has happened since CES. In this free 60-minute webinar, the collaboration between the University of Waterloo, BlackBerry QNX and Renesas will be disclosed, and attendees will learn about some of the complex developments of 2017.


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The Making of an Autonomous Car


WEBINAR October 18, 2017 

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 https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-automotive-research/ 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.


  • Introduction Renesas autonomy™ program, Joel Hoffmann
  • Presentation on WatCAR program, Ross McKenzie
  • Presentation on Waterloo Research Project, Steven Waslander
  • Q&A

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