Accelerated path to production

Kickstart your development with this all new reference solution from Renesas.  Customers receive physical modules along with full hardware and software source collateral to aid in their own automotive designs.

The system is pre-configured to showcase all solution features as an out of the box development experience.

A true white-box solution designed for a wide array of integration and test situations including desktop, environmental, HiL, SiL, and vehicle platforms.

R-Car Cockpit ECU Hardware


The R-Car Cockpit ECU Hardware design is based on R-Car M3

The R-Car Cockpit ECU Reference Hardware jumpstarts your automotive development by shortcutting several difficult and time consuming challenges including high speed LPDDR4 layout, peripheral layout, design optimization and functionality testing.

Hardware deliverables include:

  • ECU
  • PCB schematic
  • PCB layout
  • HW parts library
  • Board bring up procedure and SW test utility
  • Highspeed memory simulation assets
  • Mechanical enclosure CAD model

R-Car Cockpit ECU Software


The R-Car Cockpit ECU Software package is delivered as a transparent mixture of FOSS and proprietary source code.  Renesas proprietary code maybe modified, changed and distributed as the customer requires.  This creates a full “white box” baseline solution.  Software package includes:

  • BSP & Drivers
  • Virtualization with GHS Integrity safety content and Auto Grade Linux IVI content
  • Multiple display outputs (up to 3x)
  • Polished & flexible UI with Qt
  • Multimedia support of audio/video playback
  • Mapbox Auto Navigation support
  • Robust Bluetooth stack
  • System settings & user profile support
  • Connectivity interfaces: Automotive Ethernet, CAN/CAN FD
  • Telematics interfaces:  WiFi, BT, LTE
  • Camera integration supporting surround view, backup camera


R-Car Cockpit ECU Videos

R-Car Cockpit ECU Reference Design was inspired by the Connected Cockpit RAM Truck:

R-Car Cockpit ECU Reference Solution:

Video coming soon!

R-Car Cockpit ECU Related Resources


Partners offering software to complement the R-Car Cockpit ECU Software:

Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY RTOS and its secure Multivisor virtualization:

Qt offers polished and flexible user interface:

Mapbox offers automotive navigation:

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Automotive Development Tools

Through collaboration with many tool vendors, Renesas offers development tools for a variety of automotive systems.