Renesas Electronics Europe to Launch First Renesas European MCU Car Rally Competition at embedded world 2014

18 Feb 2014

Dusseldorf, February 18, 2014 — Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it will be launching Europe’s first MCU Car Rally competition for students at embedded world 2014.


  Teams of students from across Europe will use this exciting learning opportunity to build an autonomous, self-guided car from a kit of mechatronic components. They will have one year to optimise the hardware and software before they compete against other teams at the MCU Rally Challenge Event, which will take place in Germany in the first quarter of 2015. Renesas will award prestigious prizes to the selected teams, while the winning team will qualify for a sponsored trip to the Renesas Micon Car Rally in Japan in August 2015.


  As the world’s leading supplier of microcontrollers, Renesas recognizes the necessity and importance of societal contribution and are proud to support the growth of the next generation of young leaders through the MCU Car Rally. The MCU Car Rally competition has been running for 20 years in Japan, with approximately 2,500 participants every year taking part over its history. It has also been held outside of Japan, including China and Vietnam, for over ten times in the past, all sponsored by Renesas.


  The contest is open to all European university students, although priority will be given to students from Renesas’ partner universities. At embedded world 2014, Renesas will launch the contest and registration with a live MCU Car Rally track on stand 350 in Hall 1.

More information and a registration form for the MCU Car Rally is available at and a video presentation of the competition at

Details of the Renesas University Program are available at


About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live – securely and safely. As the number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in A&P and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.

Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Japan.With over 800 hardware and software alliance partners worldwide, it has the industry’s largest local support network. Renesas Electronics’ European structure is comprised of three business units – the Automotive, the Broad-based and the Industrial Solution Business Unit.

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