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Yoshihiko Awazu
Engineer

Renesas introduce this year’s achievements of R-Car Consortium Proactive Partner Program which was launched in 2019. The program consists of four ecosystem activities - Solution Matching System, Market Place, Educational Program and Engineering Community and aims to provide support for advanced and innovative product development of customers. Renesas provide three values: “open” (the provision of flexible and diverse development environment using open platform), “innovative” (the ability to provide advanced technologies and solutions that resolve user problems), and “trusted” (the ability to make highly reliable system proposals based on the strength of a proven track record in the automotive business) to customers with these activities.

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1. Solution Matching System

Renesas have launched “Solution Matching System” in 2019 and this allows customers to search Proactive Partner's solutions quickly. Renesas reviewed membership of Proactive Partner this year, selected 70 partners as Proactive Partner and completed update of database of Solution Matching System with solution information of new Proactive Partners. Please refer to the press release “Renesas Electronics Introduces the R-Car Consortium Proactive Partner Program to Accelerate Automotive Mobility Innovation” published in 2019 for more information.

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Two partner solutions for ADAS and Cockpit applications are introduced in this session:
 ・eSoftThings:eSoftThings offer “eCube”, a turn-key solution with R-Car V3H for ADAS application. This solution enables early prototyping with support of innovative use-case and can be installed as is into the vehicle for customer demonstration. For more information of “eCube”, please visit eSoftThings web site, “eCube, our embedded ADAS ECU for prototyping”.
 ・KOTEI:KOTEI offer “Smart Cockpit”, a reference kit solution for cockpit with R-Car H3 and R-Car M3 which realizes a cockpit system with software solution supporting multiple screen display and real time 3D rendering. This solution can also work on QNX hypervisor provided by BlackBerry, and support a variety of application softwares for QNX and Android OS. For more information about “Smart Cockpit”, please visit KOTEI web site “Smart Cockpit”.

Renesas continue to help customers and provide optimal solutions based on strong collaboration with Proactive Partners.

2. Market Place

Renesas launched web system called “Market Place” on 2020/Oct./27th which enables customers to download a variety of contents directly from web site. Market Place directly provides R-Car technical information including documents, Proactive Partner reference software packages and FAQ to customers; it can contribute to efficient improvement and time reduction of mobility system development. Renesas continue to improve contents of reference evaluation software packages by further collaboration with Proactive Partners and support customers on development. For more information of Market Place, please refer to press release on 2020/Oct./27th, “Renesas Shifts Mobility System Development Into High Gear With Its New Online Market Place for R-Car SoC” and download the introduction material from here. Please contact r-car-market-place@lm.renesas.com if you have any question and/or comment.

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3. Educational Program

Renesas launched a web system called Educational Program to provide webinar contents of R-Car technical information for viewing at any time and easily. The webinar contents of Hardware and Software categories are provided on Educational Program and the contents with Japanese and English narration also prepared. Please contact to r-car-educational-program@lm.renesas.com with your request to improve contents and system of Educational Program. 

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4. Engineering Community

Renesas launched new technical support scheme called Engineering Community in July 2020 to solve issues on R-Car Starter Kit for customers and make evaluation of R-Car system easy with open community activity. Engineering Community consists of “eLinux” site and “Renesas Rulz”, and aims to provide software and document based on open source and solve customer problems by collaboration with R-Car Consortium partners and professional community members on those web sites. For more information of Engineering Community, please refer the blog of “To Realize Customer Value of Automotive Business (Series 2): R-Car’s Engineering Community website is now open!”.

R-Car Consortium supports development on customers by active collaboration with partners and provision of valuable solutions and contents based on our concept of three values, “open”, “innovative” and “trusted”.

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